Armenian Archives to Obtain Rare Documentaries

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Russia’s SovExportFilm Company has donated copies of 22 films, shot in Armenia between 1960-1980, to the Armenian National Archives.
Amatuni Virabian, head of the Armenian National Archives, said yesterday he is negotiating for the acquisition of a rare documentary, which was shot in 1911 by English cameramen in Western Armenia.
He said the Russian archives also contain a 186 minute-long documentary shot by Russian cameraman in the South Caucasian front during World War I. Virabian said this documentary has a historical importance for Armenia, because the documentary contains footage of deported and massacred Armenia’s.
He said the government of Armenia and Russian SovExportFilm signed an agreement whereby the Russian company will sell copies of some films to Armenia.

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