LOS ANGELES — The Consulate General of Armenia in Los Angeles on Sunday held a screening of the film “The Promise” at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) for accredited diplomats in Los Angeles.
As the press service of Armenia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Panorama.am, the event brought together large number of diplomats, members of international human rights organizations, intellectuals, lecturers, as well as representatives of the Promise Institute for Human Rights established at the UCLA School of Law.
In her welcoming remarks, Consul Armella Shakaryan pointed out that significant progress has been registered in the international recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide thanks to the joint efforts of Armenia and the Diaspora, with the Armenian-American community contributing greatly to the matter.
Asli Bali, director of the Promise Institute, noted that the institute aims at bringing the vision of the film “The Promise” into life by preparing generations of human rights lawyers committed to justice and accountability.
Welcoming the initiative of the film screening, representatives of the University of California Kate Parker said she is proud of such a wonderful opportunity of screening the film at the university, enabling to see and feel through it what happens when a human being turns away from another one and to realize it is impossible to always neglect the past.