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July 22 2018 | 8:31pm AET

ABC premiere of Bekarian film informs over 140,000 about Armenian Genocide

Source: ANC Australia | Wednesday, 09 May 2018
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SYDNEY: The ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)  Compass television program's screening of a shortened-for-television version of Children of a Genocide, which Armenian-Australian director Shahane Bekarian has titled "Echoes of My Ancestors", premiered to large numbers on Saturday, 21st April 2018.

A massive 142,000 Australians watched the premiere, and with a repeat shown the following morning before going onto iView for catch-up viewing, an estimated 300,000 will have watched the inter-generational effects of the Armenian Genocide on Armenian-Australian descendants of survivors and victims.

The Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU), as a proud co-producer of the film, congratulated Shahane Bekarian on his success.

ANC-AU Executive Director, Haig Kayserian said: "The Armenian cause has to thank those in the arts, like Mr. Bekarian, who dedicate their skill-set to ensure masses are informed about the Armenian Genocide."