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TUESDAY, APRIL 17
Film Screening: Screamers
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
The documentary film Screamers chronicles Grammy Award-winning rock band System of a Down’s efforts to persuade both the British and U.S. governments to recognize the Armenian Genocide. The film explores why genocides repeat and features interviews with Pulitzer Prize–winning activist Samantha Power; survivors from Turkey, Rwanda, and Darfur; FBI whistleblowers, and Hrant Dink, who was assassinated in Turkey after appearing in the film. This event is in conjunction with an April 22 discussion featuring the System of a Down’s Serj Tankian and filmmaker Atom Egoyan.
Fowler Museum (Westwood)
Word-Jamming is a communal art making event featuring crafts and games including Scrabble and bingo. This free event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Order and Disorder: Alighiero Boetti by Afghan Women. Tours of this show will be available throughout the evening. The evening also includes music and light refreshments.