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Screening of "It Takes a Village..."

Screening of "It Takes a Village..."

Please join us for a special screening of Ophelia Harutyunyan's award-winning short film, It Takes a Village... (2022), at the James Bridges Theater. This event is hosted by the UCLA Narekatsi Chair of Armenian Studies.

Saturday, December 9, 2023
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)
James Bridges Theater
1409 Melnitz Hall
235 Charles E. Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Admission is free. RSVP at  

The screening will be followed by refreshments and discussion with writer/director Ophelia Harutyunyan and Yvette Amirian, Adjunct Assistant Professor within the Division of Film & Television Production at USC, moderated by American film producer Natalie Qasabian.

The film will be presented by Zareh Arevshatian of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

Mariam lives in an Armenian village where there are no men. On her birthday, her hopes of a reunited family are shattered, but she must put aside her own crushed dreams and help her friend Anush as she embarks into motherhood.

Winner of the Best International Film at the Oscar-qualifying LA Shorts Film Festival 2023, It Takes a Village... (2022) is a short film written and directed by Ophelia Harutyunyan, a U.S.-based Armenian documentary and narrative filmmaker.

The James Bridges Theater is situated on the northeast corner of the UCLA campus in Westwood, adjacent to the Broad Art Center and the Murphy Sculpture Garden.

Please see parking instructions below: From Hilgard Avenue, enter the east side of campus at Wyton Drive. Make an immediate right turn onto Charles E. Young Drive East and signs will direct you to Parking Structure 3.

Pay-by-space parking is $3 per hour, up to $13 (all day).

Host: UCLA Narekatsi Chair of Armenian Studies

Sponsor(s): Promise Armenian Institute at UCLA, Ararat-Eskijian Museum, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research, ARPA Institute