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The Armenian Weekly. SANTA MONICA, Calif.—“The Attempt”—a short film written and directed by Santa Monica College (SMC) film student Daniel Despart—has been accepted into The 23rd American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase during the 2020 Cannes Film Festival. SMC is the only community college and one of six US film schools represented in the showcase; the other student films hail from the American Film Institute, USC, Chapman …

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Public Radio of Armenia. London-based Russian-Armenian artist Karina Akopyan designed some of the outfits for Lady Gaga’s latest 911 music video inspired by Armenian filmmaker Sergei Parajanov’s 1969 film The Color of Pomegranates. Karina Akopyan is a Russian born artist and illustrator. According to her website, “Akopyan’s work depicts a world of pain, euphoria, frustration, made up memories and …

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The international bestseller, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, has been translated into Armenian. The book by the world-famous scientist is presented to the Armenian readership by Newmag Publishing House in partnership with Galaxy Group of Companies. In the summer of 2020, Harari’s Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind book was released, which received a …

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“You are the first Armenians to see these paintings,” US Ambassador to Armenia Lynne Tracy told reporters while presenting the paintings on display at the ambassador’s residence. One of these paintings was Hovsep Pushman’s “Hope” (1917). It was a present for US President Woodrow Wilson from the Armenian delegation led by Pushman’s wife, Julia. The …