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Houston Hosts Screening of AHIF-supported PBS Cyprus Documentary
April 5, 2013—No. 29 (202) 785-8430

Houston Hosts Screening of AHIF-supported PBS Cyprus Documentary

Houston Town Hall Marks 25th Metropolitan Area to Host the Event

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 Houston, Texas at the Upper Kirby Building, March 31, 2013.  Houston became the 25th major metropolitan area in North America to host a town hall screening. 

The event was held in cooperation with the Hellenic Professional Society of Texas. Dimitrios Varvarezos introduced AHI President Nick Larigakis who gave a presentation on the documentary. Author George Blytas moderated the discussion that followed.

“The documentary sheds light and scrutinizes U.S. foreign policy toward Cyprus surrounding the 1974 Turkish invasion,” said Larigakis. “We are deeply grateful to the outstanding support provided by the Greek American community of Houston.  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 Houston.”

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.

The screening in Houston brings the total number of cities across North America in which the documentary has been viewed to 25.  AHI previously hosted “Town Hall Screenings” at Clearwater, Fla., New York CityOhioLos Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento; and Portland, Ore., and PhoenixMexico City, MexicoNew JerseyChicago and St. LouisNorfolk, Vanorthern VirginiaMiamiAtlantic CityDetroit and BostonSan Diego, Seattle, and Hollywood, Fla., Las VegasAtlanta, and Stamford, Conn. Please visit 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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