Glendale Public Library
222 East Harvard Street
Glendale CA 91205
Tel: 818-548-2030

Film Director Shirak Khojayan to Screen

Apricot, Blessed Tree of Armenia


Aragil, the White Stork

GLENDALE, CA Award winning film director Shirak Khojayan will screen
his two documentry films Apricot, Blessed Tree of Armenia and Aragil,
the White Stork on Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 7pm at the
Glendale Central Library Auditorium, 222 East Harvard Street in
Glendale. Admission is free. The film is in English. Library visitors
receive 3 hours FREE parking across the street at The Market Place
parking structure with validation at the Loan Desk. The program is
sponsored by the Library, Arts & Culture Department.

Apricot, Blessed Tree of Armenia is a 30-minute documentary produced
in 2014. While the origin of the apricot is disputed, it was known in
Armenia during ancient times
and has been cultivated there for so long; it is often thought to have
originated there. Its scientific name Prunus Armeniaca (Armenian plum)
derives from that assumption. Three thousand year old apricot cores
were discovered in the ruins of Garni, thirty miles from the capital
of Yerevan. There are 150 varieties of apricots in Armenia.

Aragil, The White Stork is a 30-minute documentary produced in
2011. The film is about the life of the white stork and its
relationship with the people of Armenia. Shot in HD, it describes the
White Stork, its habitat and the efforts of the American University of
Armenia in protecting the life of the White Stork in Armenia. They
referenced over 1000 nests by numbering each one, and studied their
migrating habits to Africa during the winter.

Shirak Khojayan is an Armenian American documentary film director who
has produced two documentaries, Apricot, Blessed Tree of Armenia and
Aragil, the White Stork. He has also edited several Hollywood feature
films including The Norseman, Sacred Ground, The Legend of Boggy Creek


CONTACT: Elizabeth Grigorian, Glendale Library, Arts & Culture
Department at [email protected]

or call (818) 548-3288.

Hope to See You All!