PLATTSBURGH-Mountain Lake PBS is proud to partner with the Montreal chapter of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) for the broadcast premiere of the multiple award-winning documentary "From Ararat to Zion" on Sunday, April 24, at 4 p.m.
"We are very excited about this film," said Paul King, the Executive Producer of the Fundraising, "The production quality of this documentary is second to none and it is a very compelling story; we are particularly grateful to the Armenian community of Montreal to have brought this film to our attention and even more excited to be hosting the filmmaker, Fr. Mesrop Aramian live in our studio."
"We are thrilled by this opportunity to demonstrate our long-term partnership with Mountain Lake PBS," said Armen Bechakjian, chairman of AGBU Montreal. "Over the years, Mountain Lake PBS has been bringing in the millennial stories of Armenians to the North American public and is one of the most impressive films made on this topic."
From "Ararat to Zion" tells the story of the Armenian presence in Holy Jerusalem from the early beginnings of Christianity. It is the story of the gigantic contribution of small nations to world civilization, history, religion, and culture.
Fr. Mesrop Aramian, the filmmaker of "From Ararat to Zion" will be at the station and will participate in a live interview along with former AGBU chairmen, Viken L. Attarian. Fr. Aramian is the chairman of Vem Media Arts (www.vem.am.), a unique multimedia enterprise dedicated to spreading Armenian culture and stories around the world. He is a world class broadcaster and educator with a unique and inspiring vision.
"This will be the premiere of my film on television," said F. Aramian. "I am especially thankful that the station has followed up on my suggestion of rebroadcasting the film on Sunday, the 24th of April, which this year is the special date of celebration of Holy Easter and simultaneously the commemoration day of the Genocide of Armenians. There could not have been a better symbolism for resurrection and rebirth."
Information about the film can be found at fromararattozion.com. Watch Mountain Lake PBS on Videotron 24/43 and on Videotron Digital channel 50.