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Groundbreaking PBS Cyprus Documentary Screened at 90th AHEPA Supreme Convention
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Vasilios Kotsatos
August 17, 2012—No. 51 (202) 785-8430

Groundbreaking PBS Cyprus Documentary Screened at 90th AHEPA Supreme Convention

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 the Monte Carlo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nev., July 25, 2012, for the 90th AHEPA Supreme Convention. The screening was held on the convention floor.

“I want to thank AHEPA, and its leadership, for taking the time from its convention business schedule and affording us the opportunity to show the documentary to the convention body,” said AHI President Nick Larigakis. “Also, many of our town hall screenings throughout the country have been held in cooperation with local AHEPA chapters. It was a pleasure to work in cooperation with them, and we thank all those individuals who helped to make the screenings a success.”

In addition, Larigakis reiterated the overarching goal to encourage communities to urge their PBS affiliates to air the documentary. It 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 screenings in Hollywood, Fla., San Diego and Seattle bring the total number of cities across North America in which the documentary has been viewed to 19.  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, Miami, Atlantic City, and San Diego, Seattle, and Hollywood, Fla. Please visit www.ahiworld.org calendar for updates on 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 Vasilios Kotsatos 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.