Cultural Action Day in Yerevan

On 18th of November AEGEE-Yerevan organized CAD – Cultural Action Day – unique action day and event in the frames of which the members of the Organization got a specific possibility to organize and participate in a big European action day project of the Cultural Working Group of AEGEE-Europe.

But before turning to the essence of the event it would be better to turn just to general things regarding to the Armenian culture and particularly to the modern culture of Armenia. It is well known that Armenia as other post soviet states today faces with many issues regarding to the European integration and European cultural heritage. Here in AEGEE-Yerevan we truly believe that Armenian cultural and our cultural heritage is essential part of the European cultural system and our European cultural orientation is beyond of debate. Here our fathers, grandfathers have already managed to create a culture which has truly European roots and while selecting a topic of our CAD AEGEE-Yerevan tried to focus on the cultural phenomenon which is tightly connected with the European values…
So, after a long observation and discussions AEGEE-Yerevan decided to visit the museum of the one of the greatest film director’s of the 20th century Sergey Paranjov. A good friend of Fellini and speaker of freedom in USSR, Sergey Parajanov left unique heritage in the modern filmography, as even during the strict years of communism and totalitarian regime in the USSR he managed to create a film which got 26 international awards!
He also spent 5 years in the prisons where he started to paint and made many masterpieces of art. Interesting story to tell: when he was in prison and he had made a coin from plastic which looked likes a Austrian money coin, the militants working in the prison send that coin to Moscow, for consideration and wrote to their heads that they suppose that the author of that works of art is a crazy one and asked them to change his prison. So, in answer to this letter the heads of the USSR Communist party wrote that he is a not mad person, but he is GENIUS…
Greetings from the most cultural southern Local of AEGEE…
Yerevan is calling…

About Shushan Khachatryan

Shushan Khachatryan, MBA candidate at the Hague University of Applied Sciences. Founder of AEGEE-Yerevan back in 2010, member of AEGEE Eastern Partnership Project. Enthusiastic about Eastern Partnership Programme and contributes to the programme by encouraging youth initiatives. Dream is to see peaceful Caucasus in the very nearest future.

Posted on November 28, 2011, in Local Events and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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