"Asbarez" – The presentation of Viken Chaltranian’s film "Vartabed’s Silence" took place on Friday, June 3, 2016, at 7 pm, at "Berberian" Hall of St. Paul Church in Fresno.
The event, organized by Hamazkayin's "Daniel Varuzhan" Chapter in cooperation with three apostolic churches, was attended by Honorary Consul of the Republic of Armenia, Perch Apkarian, Tachat Fr. Ashekian, Zaven Rev. Margosian, Yessayi Rev. Petros and art lover society.
Chairperson Srbuhi Msrlian delivered the welcoming speech in the name of "Daniel Varuzhan" Chapter and thanked director Vigen Chaltranian who presented his film dedicated to Vartabed Gomidas and the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide.
The spirit of Gomidas was hovering in the air when we were absorbed in the two-hour film "Vartabed’s Silence". The caption of the film and the historical painful events once again recovered in our memories all mental and physical tortures and irreparable tragedy of the genocide.
After the screening, the director gave exhaustive explanations to the questions of the audience.
Well done, honorable director Chaltranian.