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Student Council and AUA Acopian Center Partner to Bring 11th British Film Festival to Campus

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The AUA Student Council and the AUA Acopian Center for the Environment have partnered to bring to AUA this year’s British Film Festival, the 11th Edition, dedicated to the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation.

Four films will be screened on campus from March 11 to March 14. The screenings at AUA are part of the Festival’s outreach to universities in Yerevan and communities across the country, including a few military camps.

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2013 as the International Year of Water Cooperation. The 11th Edition of the British Film Festival joins this initiative, screening films aimed at raising awareness about the shortage and impact of water on our planet’s life. The Festival will also showcase films made by Armenian directors through the UN’s Film+H20 initiative at the Nairi Theater. Click here for more information.

Schedule of the 11th British Film Festival Screenings at the American University of Armenia 
Monday, March 11, 18:00, Manoogian Hall, PAB-AUA
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011) (107 min)
A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik’s vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.

Tuesday, March 12, 18:00, Manoogian Hall, PAB-AUA
Village at the End of the World (2012) (80 min)
Village At The End Of The World is a witty, surprising and ultimately feel good portrait of an isolated village of 59 people and 100 sledge dogs, surviving against the odds.

Wed, March 13, 18:00, Manoogian Hall, PAB-AUA
The End of the Line (2009) (85 min)
Documentary filmmaker Rupert Murray examines the devastating effect that overfishing has had on the world’s fish populations and argues that drastic action must be taken to reverse these trends.

Thursday, March 14, 18:00, Small Auditorium, Main Building-AUA 

Tsunami: Anatomy of a Disaster (2005) (60 min)
At 0059 GMT on 26 December 2004, a magnitude 9.3 earthquake ripped apart the seafloor off the coast of northwest Sumatra. Over 100 years of accumulated stress was released in the second biggest earthquake in recorded history. It unleashed a devastating tsunami that travelled thousands of kilometres across the Indian Ocean, taking the lives of more than 200,000 people in countries as far apart as Indonesia, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Somalia.


The American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia.  Founded in 1991, AUA is affiliated with the University of California. Through teaching, research, and public service, AUA serves Armenia and the region by supplying high-quality, graduate and undergraduate education, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting democratic values.

AUA is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001.

AUA provides a global education in Armenia. For news about AUA, visit the university Newsroom  or follow developments as they happen on the AUA Facebook Page.

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