TIGRAN KHZMALIAN PRESENTS HIS NEW "FROM ARAKS TO KUR, FROM ARTSAKH TO
JAVAKHK" CHRONICLE-DOCUMENTARY FILM


YEREVAN, JUNE 30, NOYAN TAPAN - ARMENIANS TODAY. Film director Tigran
Khzmalain's "From Araks to Kur, from Artsakh to Javakhk" new
chronicle-documentary film is another important and necessary
reflection of different periods of time of the Armenian people's
history which were decisive for the country and the nation. In the
film the author expresses a strict political position concerning
today's critical state of Javakhk, explaining it in this way: "If the
Javakhk problem has no solution, it will become Nakhijevan, and will
become Artsakh in the case of solution."

As Tigran Khzmalian mentioned during the first show of the film on
June 29, this 45 minutes film is of publicizing character. A great
number of archive and didactic materials were used in the film.

According to the author, the film is another attempt to remind the
society about the Georgian-Turkish, Georgian-Azerbaijani,
Georgian-Russian, Russian-Turkish and other agreement implemented
against Armenians taken place in early 20th century, as a result of
what Armenia lost the largest part of its territories.

"Continuouly for 70 years, this country has had some ideology that
suppressed healthy idea and breathing, when having today independence,
we just have no ideology that must unite the people and authorities,"
Tigran Khzmalian emphasized.

The film has not been shown by any TV channel yet: media
representatives are the first to watch it. "All the Armenian TV
channels seem to refuse to show my films today," Tigran Khzmalian
said.

After having been discharged from the "Yerevan" TV studio, the
director created few films. One of them, "Aram Khachatrian's Century"
film shot in 2005 was awarded the World Best Multimedia prize. After
that he shot "Armin Wegner: Photographer of Genocide," "Fragment"
("Bekor"), then "From Araks to Kur, from Artsakh to Javakhk" films.

The director works at present on the "Armenia in 20th Century" 8-part
documentary film.