ASA: Armenian Students Association

New York ASA Presented Ted Bogosian's "An Armenian Journey"

Contact Info: 	
Alec Gevorkyan	
Email:   agevorkyan@hotmail.com


For Immediate Release
New York ASA Presented Ted Bogosian's "An Armenian Journey" 

The New York ASA in cooperation with the Armenian Student Club at Columbia 
University of New York was proud to present "An Armenian Journey" a documentary 
about Armenian genocide, on Thursday, February 6, 2003 with an introduction by 
the film director and creator, Ted Bogosian. Taking place on Columbia University 
campus, the event attracted some 60 plus guests.

The documentary, filmed during 1986/87 and broadcasted on national PBS networks 
in the USA in April of 1988, caused a lot of controversy at the time, gaining a 
national audience of 8 to 10 million viewers.  The film, being one of the first 
brave attempts on the topic in the mass media, ponders on the issues surrounding 
the Armenian genocide as the plot takes the action in several countries, 
including Soviet Armenia and Turkey uncovering new, before unknown evidence of 
the crime.  As the film depicts a compelling story of a genocide survivor on 
her trip to the town of her childhood in what is now eastern region of Turkey, 
a constant battle of arguments on both sides presents to one an objective view 
on the true state of events; undoubtedly condemning the crime of the genocide.		
	
The story and the film initiated a long lasting and very informative discussion 
in the room.  The renowned director, producer and writer, Mr. Bogosian, shared 
with the audience some interesting details about the documentary and the challenges 
the team had had to overcome in creating it.  The audience was moved by the tremendous 
efforts the director had had put in and commended upon his determination and struggle 
to have the film released.	
	
The event ended late in night with NY ASA presenting a valuable book about Armenian 
culture to Mr. Bogosian and follow up conversations between some people from the 
audience and the director.		
				

Contact Info: 	
Alec Gevorkyan	
Email:   agevorkyan@hotmail.com


For Immediate Release
ASA to Present Ted Bogosian's "An Armenian Journey" 

The New York ASA in cooperation with the Armenian Student Club  at 
Columbia University of New York will present "An Armenian Journey" 
a film about Armenian genocide, on Thursday, February 6, 2003 at 7pm. 
with an introduction by the film director, Ted Bogosian, followed by a discussion.  

The event will take place at the Lerner Hall Room E569 on Columbia U. campus, 
2922 Broadway (at 115th and Broadway; entrance to the building from the campus-side.) 
in New York City.  

Ted Bogosian's career as a writer, producer, and director of documentary films 
and studio-based television programs spans more than twenty-five years.  
He wrote, produced, and directed the twice Emmy-nominated 
"Anatomy of a Homicide: Life on the Street," a two-hour documentary and drama 
featuring the award-winning NBC police series broadcast on PBS November 4, 1998.  
He recently served as executive producer for the PBS broadcast specials 
Lost Treasures of Christianity, Running Mate, and War in the Wind. 
Bogosian was series producer of the 6-hour PBS series Space Age, a co-production of 
WQED-Pittsburgh and NHK/Japan in association with the National Academy of Sciences.  
In 1990, Bogosian created, wrote and produced the pilot for 
"Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?"  
From 1978-85, he was a film producer for WGBH's award-winning Nova science series.

Bogosian's programs have won several important national and international awards, 
including national and local Emmys, a Writer's Guild of America Award, 
a Chicago Film Festival Gold Plaque, as well as the recent for 
DoubleTake Roland House High Definition Prize for "The Press Secretary" 
(a PBS documentary production about three days inside the Clinton White House. 
It was broadcasted in 2001.)  
He also directed an episode of "Oz," to be aired on HBO in the upcoming 2003 season.  


Bogosian was awarded the 2002 National Press Club Rowse Prize for Press Criticism, 
the 2002 White House Photographers Association Prize for Best Political Cinematography.  
Bogosian received a Master of Public Policy Degree from Harvard University and a 
Bachelor of Arts from Duke University.  He was an ASA scholarship recipient as an 
undergraduate student.  Ted Bogosian presented the awards and engaged the recipients 
in a one-on-one interview at a recent ASA Awards Ceremony in Providence.  
Bogosian performed as emcee at another ASA Awards Ceremony in New York City and his expertise 
as an interviewer set the stage to celebrate the achievements of each of the award recipients.

Admission to this event is free and everyone is invited.