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Exclusive ‘I Am Not Alone’ Trailer Reveals the Unbelievable True Story

From: Collider.com One of my favorite films at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival was director Garin Hovannisian’s I Am Not Alone. The documentary chronicles the 2018 Armenian revolution which unbelievably started with one man, Nikol Pashinyan, leading a two-week march across the country that ended in the main cities central square. Along the way, Pashinyan was broadcasting live on Facebook and trying to build an organic groundswell of support to show that overthrowing the Prime Minister, Serzh Sargsyan, was possible and they could do it without firing a single bullet. While the original plan didn’t work the way everyone intended, the documentary captures what happened as things took a turn in their favor as the group started using a...

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Serj Tankian talks about new technologies, impact of internet at WCIT panel

From Armenpress.am by Aneta Haratunyan World famous rock musician, soloist of System of a Down Serj Tankian is taking part in the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2019) in Yerevan, Armenia. Delivering remarks at the panel titled “Technologies, Society and Democracy”, Tankian said there are a lot of dark sides what’s going on in terms of the digital world, part of which is the isolation that people feel. “For instance, you go on Facebook, there is “friends”, and they are not really your friends”, he said. Tankian noted that people having the anonymity makes them feel like they have the right to say whatever they want. He stated that there is a lot of this damaging kind of neurosis. He especially...

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Alexis Ohanian, Serj Tankian announced the launch of HyeConnect – a new Pan-Armenian digital platform

From panarmenia.am American - Armenian entrepreneur, Reddit and Initialized Capital co-founder Alexis Ohanian and world-known Armenian-American rock musician Serj Tankian announced the launch of “Pan- Armenian digital platform” named HyeConnect. The announcement came on the sidelines of the 23rd World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) underway in Yerevan. As Tankian detailed, HyeConnect will be a digital platform to unite Armenians throughout the world to prosper and succeed. “We have been discussing this project over the past year. All  of us have the experience to contribute to this initiative to come to life. We, the Armenians, deserve this. 10 millions of Armenians are spread in around 180 countries and we need to get connected. The platform will enable Armenians in every...

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Serj Tankian invested in Patreon… now he’s using it as an artist

From MusicAlly In July, fan-funding platform Patreon raised a $60m funding round of its own, from institutional investors but also from individuals – including musician Serj Tankian from System of a Down. Two months on, Tankian is now using Patreon as an artist: “creating music, art, films, poetry, pictures and more” as his profile explains. As is the way on Patreon, Tankian is offering fans several tiers to contribute. $3 a month gives them access to his exclusive monthly video uploads from the studio (music-recording or art) or on tour; a poetry audiobook; discounts on merchandise; and patron-only channels on his Discord forum, among other benefits. His $10-a-month tier adds in live video streams; music downloads and solo-concert recordings; archive performance videos; and ‘loop...

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Musician And Patreon Investor Serj Tankian Launches Page On Platform

From Tubefilter by Geoff Weiss In July, when Patreon announced a $60 million funding round, it touted the fact that it was the first time creators were investing in the company alongside traditional VC firms — including musician Serj Tankian and comedian Hannibal Buress. Though at the time, neither Tankian nor Buress were active on the platform. Now, that’s changed. Tankian, a singer-songwriter, poet, visual artist, and activist who is perhaps best known as the former lead singer of ’90s heavy metal brand System Of A Down, has launched his own Patreon page, which he has titled Looking In. On Patreon, Tankian will share a more intimate window into his creative endeavors and personal life, including unreleased music, art, film,...

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