PBS To Air Two Armenian Documentaries.

Two award –winning Armenian documentaries will be shown on public television in the US.


Yerevan - Two top Armenian documentaries - both award-winning human stories - will be shown on public television in the US over the next two Sundays.


On Sunday October 17, Public Television stations around the country will show "The Last Tightrope Dancer in Armenia," a warm, thoughtful, beautifully-shot story about the dying art of tightrope dancers, and the continuing competition and camaraderie between two old masters, and the hopes they place on one young artist.


On Sunday October 24, the same public television stations will screen "A Story of People in War and Peace," a passionate film that follows the lives of soldiers and nurses who spent years in the trenches during the Karabakh war. The film has already screened on BBC, ARTE and other international channels, and has won over 20 awards including the FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) prize. For its director, Vardan Hovhannisyan, the film also garnered a Best New Documentary Filmmaker Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.


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