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10.03.2020 - "From local revolts to global protest?"

As thematic partner of the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH Genève) this year, Hyestart co-presents the documentary "I'm not Alone" by Garin Hovannissian. This powerful documentary tells the story of Armenian journalist Nikol Pashinyan who embarks on a 40-day journey across Armenia to inspire a revolution and end the corruption of the country's ruling elite.


Tuesday, 10 March at 7.30 pm in the grande salle of Espace Pitoëff.

Introduction by: Alain Navarra, President of Hyestart.

The screening of the documentary will be followed by a debate with the following speakers:

Lyonel Trouillot, Author and poet

Amon Yiu Yeuk-Wa, Activist from Demosisto, Hong Kong

Perla Joe Maalouly, Filmmaker / Artist / Activist

Moderated by: Christophe Ayad, Special Correspondent, Le Monde

24.01.2020 - "Because they are Armenians". 

Musical theatre by the Compagnie de l'Ourag'enchant'é
Performance in the presence of the author Pinar Selek

At the Armenian Centre of Geneva in Troinex at 8:00 p.m.

The performance will be followed by a moment of exchange and an aperitif.

Organised by the Fragments Association, Hyestart and the Armenia Foundation. Information and reservations: info@fragments.press - 079.471.63.52

Pinar Selek, Turkish sociologist, novelist and activist, takes us on a journey through the history of Turkey and its minorities, but also through singular lives with often tragic destinies.

Through memories and encounters, she questions the taboos of contemporary Turkish society through a story that is sometimes poetic, sometimes militant.

On stage, two actresses and musicians will take the floor to tell the story of this woman's struggle and hope. A two-voice word, sometimes spoken, sometimes sung. Carried by the bewitching accents of traditional Turkish and Armenian music.

Beyond its history, it is a powerful and humanistic testimony, whose words resonate in our societies where minorities still too often have to live in the shadows.

26.04.2018 - Conference organized by Hyestart entitled: "Books, Newspapers & the Arts against Censorship" with Asli Erdogan, Eugene Schoulgin, Ragip Zarakolu, Guillaume Perrier, Gérard Tschopp, Thérèse Obrecht & Alain Navarra (President of Hyestart). 

26 - 29.04.2018 - "Free Word" Exhibition with Amnesty International (Geneva Groups). Maison des Associations, Geneva. "Closing" on 28 April at 7:00 p.m. 

12.01.2018 - Presentation of S. Avédikian et T. Yégavian's book "Diasporalogue" (Thadée). 

Hagop D. Topalian Center. 7:30 p.m. Troinex.

29.04.2017 - Screening of PINK Armenia's documentary "Listen to Me: Untold Stories Beyond Hatred". Followed by a debate on activism & LGBT rights in Armenia with Pinar Selek and Alain Navarra. 

Free entry. Armenian food. 

From 6 to 8 p.m. @ Dialogai 11 Rue de la Navigation, Genève. 

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