Perch Zeytuntsyan: high and mighties are not touched by art

Perch Zeytuntsyan: high and mighties are not touched by art

PanARMENIAN.Net - High and mighties are not touched by art, an Armenian publicist said.

“I have written several works on the Armenian Genocide. But movers and shakers pursue their own interests. Whatever you do, they will not stir a finger unless it coincides with their plans,” Perch Zeytuntsyan told a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter.

“The world condemns the language of force but, sometimes, this is the only language it understands.”

Perch Zeytuntsyan

Perch Zeytuntsyan was born on July 18, 1938, in Alexandria, Egypt. In 1948, he repatriated to Armenia. Zeytuntsyan graduated from the Pyatigorsk Institute of Foreign Languages. He went on to also graduate from the Advanced Courses for Screenwriters in Moscow. In 1956, his inaugural collection of works, titled His First Friend, was published. From 1966-68, Zeytuntsyan worked as a script editor at Armenfilm; from 1968-75, he was the editor-in-chief at the Yerevan Studio of TV films. He served as secretary of the Writers’ Union of Armenia from 1975-86 and as was the Minister of Culture in Armenia from 1990-91. Perch Zeytuntsyan is the author of many plays, some of which have been translated into different languages and staged around the world.

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