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AHIF-supported PBS Cyprus Documentary Screened in Connecticut
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Georgea Polizos
November 2, 2012—No. 73 (202) 785-8430

AHIF-supported PBS Cyprus Documentary Screened in Connecticut

Stamford Town Hall Marks 24th Metropolitan Area to Host Screening

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 Stamford, Conn., at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, October 12, 2012.

The event was held in cooperation with Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church and AHEPA Chapter 99, Stamford.  AHEPA Past Supreme Governor Nick Nikas, Vasilis Diakogeorgiou, Larry Karipides, Arthur Kiratsous and James W. Cocolis helped organize the event which drew an audience of 75 persons, including from the surrounding areas of Danbury, New Haven, Bridgeport and Rye, N.Y.

“The documentary sheds light and scrutinizes U.S. foreign policy toward Cyprus surrounding the 1974 Turkish invasion,” said AHI President Nick Larigakis, who led the discusson that followed the documentary’s screening. “We are deeply grateful to the outstanding support provided by the Greek American community of Stamford.  It was a pleasure to work in cooperation with community leaders, 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 here in central Connecticut and Providence, Rhode Island.”

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 screening in Stamford brings the total number of cities across North America in which the documentary has been viewed to 24.  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, Detroit and Boston, San Diego, Seattle, and Hollywood, Fla., Las Vegas and Atlanta. 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 Georgea Polizos 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.