Nouritza Matossian presents the first screening of the filmed chronicle of Hrant Dink's only public appearance in London. At the invitation of the Armenian Institute, Dink spoke to a packed house at the Kensington Central Library on April 5, 2005, on the 10th anniversary of the founding of his bilingual weekly Agos and the day after he had addressed the Turkish Parliament in Ankara. In upbeat tones, Dink gave his views on Armenians in Turkey and the Diaspora, his account of the Parliament meeting, his analysis of the politics of the day, his work for reconciliation based on an understanding of genocide history, his hopes for a peaceful resolution and the future of Armenia. The film enables a rare encounter with this extraordinary person. After the screening, Dr Hratch Tchilingirian, Associate Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, will comment on “Context and Challenges in Turkey Today”.
Join us to recall the bright spirit of our most cherished world-class peace activist and courageous human rights champion, Hrant Dink. (15 September 1954 - 19 January 2007)
Drinks and refreshments to be shared.
Admission free with prior booking. Please click on the Eventbrite link below to book a seat. Seats will be guaranteed until 7.30 pm after which they will be made available to the waiting list.