MONTREAL—Mountain Lake PBS will broadcast the television premiere of the multiple award-winning documentary “From Ararat to Zion” on Sunday, March 20 at 7 p.m. and rerun it on Sunday April 24 at 4 p.m., the Montreal chapter of the AGBU reported.
“We are very excited about this film,” said Paul King, the executive producer of the station. “The production quality of this documentary is second to none and it is one of the most compelling stories ever told about the Holy Places in Jerusalem; we are particularly grateful to the Armenian community of Montreal to have brought this film to our attention and even more excited to be hosting the filmmaker, Father Mesrop Aramian live in our studio.”
“We are thrilled by this opportunity to demonstrate our long-term partnership with Mountain Lake PBS,” said Armen Bechakjian, chairman of the AGBU Montreal chapter. “Over the years, Mountain Lake PBS has been bringing the millennial stories of Armenians to the North American public and this is a film that is one of the most impressive ones on the topic ever made.”
Narrated by Aidn Quinn, “From Ararat to Zion” tells the story of the Armenian presence in Holy Jerusalem from the early beginnings of Christianity. It is the story of the gigantic contribution of small nations to world civilization, history, religion and culture.
Father Mesrop Aramian, the filmmaker of From Ararat to Zion will be at the station and will participate in a live interview along with former AGBU chairman, Viken L. Attarian. Father Aramian is the chairman of Vem Media Arts , a unique multimedia enterprise dedicated to spreading Armenian culture and stories around the world. He is a world class broadcaster and educator with a unique and inspiring vision.
“This will be the premiere of my film on television,” said Father Aramian. “I am especially thankful that the station has followed up on my suggestion of rebroadcasting the film on Sunday, the 24th of April which this year is the special date of celebration of Holy Easter and simultaneously the commemoration day of the Genocide of Armenians. There could not have been a better symbolism for resurrection and rebirth.”
Mountain Lake PBS reaches more than 3.9 million viewers in New York, Vermont, Quebec and Ontario. Check local listings for channel information.