KCET AIRS 'ARMENIAN
MINSTRELS' - NEW DOC BY FILMMAKER HAGOP GOUDSOUZIAN - ON APRIL 5 IN HONOR OF
ARMENIAN REMEMBRANCE DAY
Los Angeles, CA -- March 18, 2011 -- KCET, independent
public media for Southern and Central California, presents a special night of
programming featuring back-to-back documentaries by filmmaker Hagop Goudsouzian
on Tuesday, April 5, in observance of
Armenian Remembrance. Larry Zarian, Vice
Chair of the California State Transportation Commission and former mayor of
Glendale, will host the evening with his son - film and television actor
Gregory Zarian. Armenian Exile at 9:30 p.m.
Armenian Minstrels - the newest film in
Goudsouzian's trilogy of documentaries showcasing the vibrant culture and rich
history of Armenia - traces the long tradition of folk music through
performances and interviews with musicians and fans.
Exile (2009), his second film, Goudsouzian paints a self-portrait in which
he pursues a greater understanding of his cultural roots. In 1988,
Nagorno-Karabakh's war for independence was in the headlines worldwide.
Halfway across the world in Canada, Goudsouzian's peaceful world was suddenly
shaken: "I had forgotten I was Armenian, until I
saw the courage of these
people who had never forgotten who they were and knew what they had to do."
Seeking clarity of both history and self, Goudsouzian reflects on Armenian
identity, which is at the heart of all his films.
About the filmmaker
Born in Egypt, Hagop Goudsouzian is of Armenian
descent and currently lives in Toronto. In partnership with TVOntario TFO, he
has produced and directed a number of television and documentary series.