A monthly series of “world-premier” films about Armenia, titled “The Nation’s Past and Present,” will get rolling next week at the Egavian Cultural Center in Providence, the Providence Journal reports.
The first film, “Cultural Genocide,” runs at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the center at 70 Jefferson St., courtesy of the cultural committee at Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church.
The film is among six shows that cover Armenian history, culture and ecclesiology.
The film series, which features a film each month through this fall, covers topics ranging from the infamous first genocide of the 20th Century with the annihilation of 1.5 million Armenians in Turkey to stories of ancient kingdoms and architecture.
All movies are presented in English. The films highlight the cultural, artistic, architectural and historical aspects of the little-known treasures that are hidden within Armenia.
“This is a world premiere event,” says a news release issued by the church’s cultural committee. “Armenia is a small country, but she has an extremely rich and important history. For instance, how many people know that Armenia was the first nation that accepted Christianity as its nation’s religion in 301 AD?”