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Film Screening ~ If Only Everyone

David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department,
Image from film poster If Only Everyone

A free screening of the film If Only Everyone
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:15 p. m.
Meeting Room A, Central Library

Imagine traveling to a mountainous country on a clear summer day and upon arrival getting wet from head to toe. What is happening? There is a centuries old festival in Armenia, called Vardavar, which gives kind permission to everyone – children, teens and adults alike – to pour water over each other, regardless of being a friend or a friendly stranger. Traditionally this ancient festival has been associated with Astghik, the divinity of water, beauty, skylight, love and fertility.

When a young woman arrives in Armenia, she is welcomed with a full bucket of water; she gets all wet, of course, but, no worries, she is told, it will bring her luck. She has come with a mission – she has brought a young birch tree with her to plant on her father’s grave, but there are obstacles. Will she be able to carry out her mission?

Filmed with scenes of beautiful landscapes, rich cultural traditions, touches of drama and humor, a winner of a number of international awards, the film If Only Everyone is an unforgettable story of courage, friendship and overcoming obstacles together. Please join us for a free screening of the film in Meeting Room A of Central Library on April 19, 2015, Sunday, from 1:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.