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The high-rating French France 2 television on 1 November broadcast a thirty-minute film, which was shot this summer in Armenia and dedicated to the art and tradition of Armenian khachkars (cross-stones). The film was entitled "Les Khatchkars (Croix en Pierre) : l'ame et la spiritualite du peuple armenien").
Renowned French scholars, historians, and arts and craftsmen contributed to the documentary with their professional accounts. Also, the film has episodes where a call is made toward preserving cross-stones and with respect to the destruction of Armenian cross-stones and cemeteries in Nakhichevan.
To note, France 2 will air a similar documentary on December 30 entitled "Roots and History of the Armenian Church in Early Centuries." (L'histoire et les racines de l'Eglise Armenienne dans les premiers siecles).