Given the high media interest provoked by the screening of the film Parada, the EU Delegation to Armenia and the German Embassy in Yerevan will hold a press conference at the EU Delegation on 9 October at 18:00. The press conference will be followed by a first screening of the film for the media. The screening on 8 October will be postponed and rescheduled with the other public screenings during the month of October, allowing all interested public to watch the film.
Due to space limitations, journalists are encouraged to RSVP with the EU Delegation, which will be implemented on a first-come, first-serve basis (up to 40 spaces are available). To reserve, journalists should call the EU Delegation at (10) 54 64 94, ext 828.
To promote human rights awareness in Armenia, the German Embassy in Yerevan and the Delegation of the European Union to Armenia are organising a series of screenings of an internationally acclaimed film on the topic of non-discrimination and tolerance.
The film Parada is a Serbian drama dealing with the delicate subject of gay rights in Serbia. The film focuses on an attempt to organise the Belgrade gay pride parade, after a first attempt in 2001 ended violently. The film gained international attention after its release in October 2011. It was successfully shown at the 2012 Berlinale film festival where it won the Audience Award for the Best Feature Film.
The film screening is part of the EU activities related to Human Rights Day 2012. The European Union and the Federal Republic of Germany are committed to guaranteeing the respect of human rights including tolerance and non-discrimination.
The film will be shown during October in different venues:
10th of October at The Club at 20.00
40 Tumanyan Street, 0010 Yerevan
15th and 16th of October at the Yerevan State Puppet Theatre after H. Tumanyan at 20.00
Sayat Nova Ave. 4, 0001 Yerevan