Fresno State to Host 8th Annual Armenian Film Festival

FRESNO–The Armenian Students Organization and Armenian Studies Program of California State University, Fresno are co-sponsoring the 8th Annual Armenian Film Festival, from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, March 2. The Festival will take place in the Leon S. and Pete P. Peters Educational Center (in the Student Recreation Center) on the Fresno State campus. One of the featured films for the Festival is The Story of My Name: An Armenian Tale (The Netherlands), directed by Dorothe Forma. The Story of My Name is the story of Alex Luijten, who discovers that his biological father is Armenian. At the age of 44, Luijten decides to take on his father’s name, Alex Peltekian, and to find out the story behind the name. The Long Journey from the NFL to Armenia (California), produced by Peter Musurlian and Dr. Arbi Ohanian, is the story of Tennessee Titans football player Rien Vartan Long, as he travels to Armenia on a twelve-day trip with his mother and grandmother. Admission to the 8th Annual Armenian Film Festival is free and film-goers will have the opportunity to discuss films after the screening of each film. The films, in English or Armenian, are all directed and produced by a new generation of Armenian film-makers. This program is supported, in part, by funds of the Fresno State University Student Union Diversity Awareness Program. The 8th Annual Armenian Film Festival is open to the public and admission is free. Parking restrictions in Lot V will be relaxed after 6:30 p.m. For more information about the Film Festival, call the Armenian Studies Program office at 559-278-2669.

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