Green entertainment: Yerevan’s “The Club” suggests environmental films

Green entertainment: Yerevan’s “The Club” suggests environmental films

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The Club, a popular entertainment restaurant/bar/bookstore in Yerevan’s downtown and known for its films presentations, exhibitions and concerts, has announced a new attraction – showing films on exclusively environmental issues free of charge, followed by a discussion. The programs take place each Saturday at 4.30 p.m.

It is organized by the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) and its partner is VivaCell-MTS.

FPWC is the organizer of ‘Arevordi’ (Sun Child) International Environmental Festival (the only one in the Commonwealth of Independent States), and The Club will show more than 100 films, which where shown during the Sun Child festival.

“We want this club to become part of out city’s cultural life, a place where people who are not indifferent to nature will have an opportunity to study the essential environmental problems the region faces, as well as they will be aware of global environmental issues,” says Ruben Khachatryan, FPWC director.

The upcoming film to be shown in the club is called ‘The Father of Our Children’ (author Tigran Paskevichyan) about Teghut forest’s logging for the purpose of mine exploitation.

Before the presentation of each feature film, a film for children will be shown; the films for children were created by 10-15-year-old children, students of FPWC eco-clubs running in all provinces of Armenia.