“The Screamers” movie at joint AYA/AGBU event

14 June 2014

On June 13, 2014, AGBU Sofia AYA’s chairperson and YP member Shaghik Matevossian and AGBU Sofia’s office assistant Lusia Medzigian invited at the AGBU Sofia office, Bulgarian students for the “Screamers” movie projection. “Screamers” is a 2006 documentary by director Carla Garapedian conceived by Peter McAlevey and Garapedian and produced by McAlevey. The film explores why genocides have occurred in modern day history and features talks from Serj Tankian, lead vocalist of the American alternative metal band “System of a Down”, whose grandfather is an Armenian Genocide survivor, as well as from human-rights activist, journalist, and professor, Samantha Power, as well as various other people involved with genocides in Rwanda and Darfur. Following the movie projection, young students exchanged toughts with Mrs. Sonia Avakian-Bedrossian and youth had an interesting discussion about the movie, it’s subject and message.

The screamers on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpHkzwE4qzg