Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

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[Events]: FAR Begins Work on its Next Documentary Film.

November 15, 2010

FAR has started work on the next series of documentary films about its programs. The first film, called From Soul’s Dreams to Reality, will focus on the Gulamerian Scholarship Program and tell the story of how it has helped hundreds of young Armenian orphans attend university for the past 12 years.

The Creative Team at Work

Creative team

Credit: Levon Lachikyan

“On one hand, it was easy to write the script, as there is such rich material available on the program,” said writer Levon Lachikyan, who is also FAR’s press secretary. “But it was a unique challenge to tell the story of this scholarship, through the eyes of those who it has affected the most.”

At Nefedov’s Studio

At Nefyodov's studio

Credit: Levon Lachikyan

The Film Director is Satik Stepanyan of the production company “HayFilm.” She has rich experience of cooperating with FAR. Together with Levon, the two have jointly worked on five short films, one of which, Childhood at Peril, received an award at the 2004 Moscow International Documentary Film Festival. The same year it received an invitation to be screened at the Iranian Documentary Film Festival “Varej.”

Shooting in Etchmiadzin

In Etchmiadzin

Credit: Levon Lachikyan

Cameraman Sargis Sargsyan is filming the production with assistance from FAR’s Educational Programs Director Eduard Karapetyan. FAR’s Gyumri Director Marina Bazayeva will do translations. The creative team has already visited Etchmiadzin, Vanadzor and Gavar to shoot the first scenes, which have been met with challenges and delight.

Visit to Vanadzor Orphanage 

At Vanadzor Orphanage. Manana

Credit: Levon Lachikyan

Some like Nvard Nazlukhanyan, a nurse at Vanadzor’s Children’s Hospital loved being a part of the film so much that it was difficult to take her off camera.

The Team In Vanadzor Hospital

In Vanadzor hospital

Credit: Levon Lachikyan

Next stop for the crew is Gyumri, then it’s back to Yerevan.

During Break

During break

Credit: Levon Lachikyan

From Soul’s Dreams to Reality is set to be completed soon. 

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[Events]: Meeting with Autumn Colors.

November 11, 2010

Each year, FAR partners with the Armenian Artists’ Union to organize an excursion to a serene and scenic spot outside Yerevan with the hope that these selected painters have the chance to absorb a new environment and gain inspiration for their work. FAR provides the coverage for travel, food and art supplies needed for the trip. This fall’s group recently spent a day at Karbi Gorge in Aragatsotn region.

Armenian Artists’ Autumn Visit To Karbi

Armenian Artists Autumn visit to Katbi village

Credit: Levon Lachikyan

The richness of the Armenian fall was at its peak, the sky clear, the sun warm. Together these eight painters passed the day capturing the scene and engaging in lively conversation anytime they put their brushes down. Despite the fact that they all live in Yerevan, they often don’t have an opportunity to form camaraderie; this trip makes it possible.

Artists In The Nature

During Autumn visit 1

Credit: Levon Lachikyan

And as tradition goes, one of these artists will donate a painting to enrich the already impressive collection of work from these bi-annual trips.

Artists’ Works Inspired
By Beauty of Nature

During Autumn visit 2

Credit: Levon Lachikyan

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[Event]: Interview with Margaret Ajemian Ahnert.

October 6, 2010

An interview with author Margaret Ajemian Ahnert, author of The Knock at the Door: A Journey Through the Darkness of the Armenian Genocide.

Ahnert’s book chronicles the story of her mother Ester’s survival of the brutality of the Armenian Genocide and her eventual escape to the United States. Ahnert has received the Distinguished Humanitarian Award and the New York Book Fair Award for Best Historical Memoir.

A Journey Through the Darkness
of the Armenian Genocide 

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[Events]: GTech’s Hot Summer Fling Kicked Off the Season.

June 25, 2010

Last night’s event at Helen Mills was a huge success. Almost one hundred supporters of FAR and the Gyumri IT Center (GTECH) enjoyed a great night out, with food, drink, and great conversation amongst friends. GTech is truly changing economic opportunity in Gyumri for the better and we are spreading the word.

A big thank you to all who came and please stay tuned for our next event.

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Credit: FAR Staff

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[Events]: Tomorrow! GTech’s Hot Summer Fling Kicks-Off the Season.

June 23, 2010

Looking for a night out, a charitable cause, or just a great time with some friends?

FAR’s GTech Committee is sponsoring the Hot Summer Fling Thursday, June 24th from 8 to 11 pm. The event will take place at the trendy Helen Mills venue, located at 137W 26th street in New York City.

The party benefits FAR’s Gyumri IT Center (GTech) in Armenia, a center to train young Armenians for a 21st century global market. Those accepted to the school have a chance to lend a hand in the rebuilding of Gyumri’s economy, which faced a downturn following the 1988 earthquake. GTech offers skilled students courses in System Engineering and Project Management, Data Processing, Software Development, Networking, and System Administration. The program opened the doors to a new virtual lab this past December and welcomed a partnership for employment opportunities with Malcolm Sanders Management. It is a sign of new development in Armenia and aims to bolster Gyumri’s economy with trained professionals are positive. To learn more about the program click here.

Whether you are looking for a good time or a charitable cause, an invite is extended to all interested in GTech.

Tickets will be $75 (the average cost of a nice night out) until June 21st and $100 thereafter. A full open bar will hydrate guests, live music will entertain, and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

To RSVP, email events@farusa.org or contact Samantha at 212.889.5150.

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[Events]: GTech’s Hot Summer Fling Kicks-Off the Season June 24th in New York.

June 21, 2010

Looking for a night out, a charitable cause, or just a great time with some friends?

FAR’s GTech Committee is sponsoring the Hot Summer Fling Thursday, June 24th from 8 to 11 pm. The event will take place at the trendy Helen Mills venue, located at 137W 26th street in New York City.

The party benefits FAR’s Gyumri IT Center (GTech) in Armenia, a center to train young Armenians for a 21st century global market. Those accepted to the school have a chance to lend a hand in the rebuilding of Gyumri’s economy, which faced a downturn following the 1988 earthquake. GTech offers skilled students courses in System Engineering and Project Management, Data Processing, Software Development, Networking, and System Administration. The program opened the doors to a new virtual lab this past December and welcomed a partnership for employment opportunities with Malcolm Sanders Management. It is a sign of new development in Armenia and aims to bolster Gyumri’s economy with trained professionals are positive. To learn more about the program click here.

Whether you are looking for a good time or a charitable cause, an invite is extended to all interested in GTech.

Tickets will be $75 (the average cost of a nice night out) until June 21st and $100 thereafter. A full open bar will hydrate guests, live music will entertain, and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

To RSVP, email events@farusa.org or contact Samantha at 212.889.5150.

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[Events]: GTech’s Hot Summer Fling Kicks-Off the Season June 24th in New York.

June 15, 2010

Looking for a night out, a charitable cause, or just a great time with some friends?

FAR’s GTech Committee is sponsoring the Hot Summer Fling Thursday, June 24th from 8 to 11 pm. The event will take place at the trendy Helen Mills venue, located at 137W 26th street in New York City.

The party benefits FAR’s Gyumri IT Center (GTech) in Armenia, a center to train young Armenians for a 21st century global market. Those accepted to the school have a chance to lend a hand in the rebuilding of Gyumri’s economy, which faced a downturn following the 1988 earthquake. GTech offers skilled students courses in System Engineering and Project Management, Data Processing, Software Development, Networking, and System Administration. The program opened the doors to a new virtual lab this past December and welcomed a partnership for employment opportunities with Malcolm Sanders Management. It is a sign of new development in Armenia and aims to bolster Gyumri’s economy with trained professionals are positive. To learn more about the program click here.

Whether you are looking for a good time or a charitable cause, an invite is extended to all interested in GTech.

Tickets will be $75 (the average cost of a nice night out) until June 21st and $100 thereafter. A full open bar will hydrate guests, live music will entertain, and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

To RSVP, email events@farusa.org or contact Samantha at 212.889.5150.

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