Music Department Showcase

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – The Armenian Genocide; also, the film “Son of a Lion”

Tonight, we are commemorating the 94th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Khalil Bendib is in conversation with Matthew Jendian, Associate Professor of Sociology at California State University, Fresno http://www.csufresno.edu/sociology/fac_staff/faculty/jendian.shtml , as well as Stephan Astourian, Executive Director of the Armenian Studies Program and Adjunct Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. Armenian Students Association at UC Berkeley will be commemorating the Armenian Genocide by holding a series of events at on the campus during the week. http://events.berkeley.edu/?event_ID=18945&date=2009-04-22&tab=all_events

Later in the program, Shahram Aghamir speaks with filmmaker Benjamin Gilmour about his debut film " Son of a Lion" that will be screened in this year's SF Film Festival. The festival is scheduled to start on April 23.  http://fest09.sffs.org/films/film_details.php?id=82
 
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