When do gangs become the solution for problems faced by teenage immigrants? How are they to carry the mix of their own distinct yet overlapping identities? This is an overwhelming part of the Armenian experience in the Los Angeles Diaspora, where today’s youth are confronted by the difficult identities of being a Diasporan, immigrant, teenager, and gang member.
To address these questions, on October 18, at 3 pm at the Pacific Theatres at the Americana in Glendale, the USC Institute of Armenian Studies will host A Difficult Conversation About Overlapping Identities: Diasporan, Immigrant, Gang Member, Teenager, following a screening of ARAM, ARAM – a film by Christopher Chambers. Salpi Ghazarian, Director, USC Institute of Armenian Studies will be in conversation with Christopher Chambers (Director/Producer, ARAM, ARAM), and Ara Arzumanian (Program Director, USC College Advising Corps). After the screening and the panel, viewers are invited to meet the panelists and the actors at The Famous.
Tickets for the screening can be purchased at www.fandango.com.
3:00 pm – Screening at the Pacific Theatres at the Americana on Brand
4:30 pm – Panel discussion
5:00 pm – Reception: Meet the panelists and actors at The Famous (All drinks half off for guest holding a 3:00 pm movie ticket)