The event was attended by Education Minister Alberto Sileoni, Director of the National Institute Against Discrimination, Xenophobia and Racism Pedro Mouratian and Carolina Karagueuzian, Director of Armenian National Committee of Buenos Aires, along with a number of Ministry officials.
Regarding the difficulty of working a theme such as genocide with children, Alberto Sileoni specified: "It is not true that the products we show our children have to eliminate the complexity. There is a way and an age to present them. If anything, the respect we have for children is that all these stories do not have a happy ending like in the movies. They have it in a human, much deeper way."
|Alberto Sileoni, Pedro Mouratian and Carolina Karagueuzian|
Carolina Karagueuzian noted that Argentina is the only country that "publishes and disseminates educational material on Armenian Genocide at the federal level".
|"Zamba" and Vahan Tekeyan|
During the presentation, a chapter of "Zamba" was also presented, a child education show of PakaPaka, a TV signal of the Ministry of Education. "The amazing lesson of Zamba about Memory" tells the journey of Zamba, the protagonist, in the various genocides of the twentieth century. The journey begins with Anne Frank in Amsterdam, and then he goes to Mount Ararat and meet the Armenian poet Vahan Tekeyan. Then, Zamba and his friends meet the indigenous leader Rigoberta Menchu in Guatemala, and then Immacule Ilibagiza, a young Tutsi during the genocide in Rwanda. The chapter was aired several times this week in Argentina's Public TV.