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Groundbreaking PBS Cyprus Documentary Screened at Hermes Expo International
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Demetra Atsaloglou
April 16, 2012—No. 26 (202) 785-8430

Groundbreaking PBS Cyprus Documentary Screened at Hermes Expo International

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) took its series of “Town Hall Screenings” of the one-hour documentary “Cyprus Still Divided: A U.S. Foreign Policy Failure” to Atlantic City, N.J., March 31, 2012, for a viewing at the 2012 Hermes Expo International.  The Trump Taj Mahal served as the venue for the screening.

A discussion about the documentary and the Cyprus issue featuring AHI President Larigakis and Ambassador Achilleas Antoniades followed. The event was held in cooperation with the Hermes Expo and the Hermes Young Professional Initiative. AHI is grateful to the organizers of the Hermes Expo, including its Founder Paul Kotrotsios and Ms. Aphrodite Kotrotsios, director, Hermes Young Professional Initiative, for helping to organize the screening, which proved be a success.

“The documentary sheds light and scrutinizes U.S. foreign policy toward Cyprus surrounding the 1974 Turkish invasion,” said AHI President Larigakis. “We are deeply grateful to the outstanding support provided by the organizers of the Hermes Expo. It was a pleasure to work in cooperation with them, and we thank the individuals who attended and expressed a commitment to raising awareness about the Cyprus issue in the community. Our goal is to encourage communities to urge their PBS affiliates to air the documentary.”

The documentary has aired on Maryland Public Television (October 17, 2011) and Detroit Public Television (September 13, 2010). The documentary was made possible by the support of the American Hellenic Institute Foundation.

To view a preview of the documentary on YouTube, please click here.

The Atlantic City screening brings the total number of cities across North America in which the documentary has been viewed to 16.  AHI previously hosted “Town Hall Screenings” at Clearwater, Fla., New York City, Ohio, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento; and Portland, Ore., and Phoenix, Mexico City, Mexico, New Jersey, Chicago and St. Louis, Norfolk, Va, northern Virginia, and Miami. Please visit www.ahiworld.org calendar for updates of future screenings.

The American Hellenic Institute is a non-profit Greek American public policy center that works to strengthen relations between the United States and Greece and Cyprus, and within the Greek American community.


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For additional information, please contact Demetra Atsaloglou at (202) 785-8430 or at [email protected]. For general information about the activities of AHI, please see our website at http://www.ahiworld.org.