The Spanish city of Xirivella has joined the Spanish cities that officially recognized the Armenian Genocide, Armenia’s Foreign Ministry wrote on Facebook, accoridng to Panorama.am. Earlier this month, the Spanish cities of Betera and Pinto officially recognized the Armenian Genocide.
The Cut, a film by Fatih Akin, a German director of Turkish descent, centers on a survivor of the Armenian Genocide, Nazaret Manoogian, who lost his family and learnt years later that his twin daughters may have been left alive. He goes on a quest to find them and eventually reaches North Dakota. The 138-minute English-language film is scribed by Akin and ethnic Armenian Mardik Martin. On January 30, Yerevan hosted a private screening of The Cut. In a conversation with PanARMENIAN.Net, Akin spoke about the film, his position on the Armenian Genocide and more.
Matthew Karanian, a representative of the second generation of Armenian-Americans, is readying for publication his book "Historical Armenia: 100 years later", a guide to Ani, Van, and other six provinces of Western Armenia, with photos, maps and other information on how and where to go based on author's own travel experience. Karanian told PanARMENIAN.Net about the difficulties of his first visit, the motivation for writing the book, the Turkish vandalism and the necessity of standing up for historical heritage. The book will be released on February 15.