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16.10.2020 - Human chain in Geneva for peace & the recognition of Artsakh


26.10.2020 - Conference on Artsakh organized by Adek, the association of Kurdish students of the University of Geneva

Hyestart was a thematic partner of the Geneva Human Rights Film Festival - FIFDH - in 2020. We co-presented a screening of the "I'm not alone" documentary about the Armenian Velvet revolution.

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

Hyestart co-hosted a play based on Pinar Selek's book "Parce qu'ils sont Arméniens" at the Armenian Center in Geneva. January 2020.

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: - 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.

Flyer of the event organized by Hyestart in April 2018 about Freedom of Expression and Human Rights in Turkey. "Books, newspapers, and the arts against censorship". Les Salons. Thérèse Obrecht, Guillaume Perrier, Eugene Schoulgin, Ragip Zarakolu, Alain Navarra, Asli Erdogan

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). 

"Free Word" exhibit by Ragip Zarakolu. Co-hosted by Hyestart and Amnesty International (Geneva groups) at Maison des Associations in April 2018

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. 

Presentation of Serge Avedikian and Tigrane Yegavian's book "Diasporalogue" at the Hagop D. Topalian Center. Troinex. Hyestart.

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

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

Flyer of the Hyestart event at Dialogai in 2017 about LGBT rights in Armenia. Speakers: Alexis Krikorian, Pinar Selek, Alain Navarra

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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