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Armenia: Genocide Denied.

In 1915, the Ottoman Empire tried to exterminate its Christian Armenian citizens, killing perhaps as many as 1.5 million people. Modern-day Turkey denies that it happened and for both moral and diplomatic reasons, Israel downplays the event. This program investigates evidence of an Armenian genocide by visiting sites of mass burials and presenting testimonials from survivors and their descendants. Leading figures on both sides of the debate are interviewed, including historian Hilal Berktay, wholeads the effort for recognition in Turkey; Dr.

Back to Ararat.

Discusses the massacre of the Armenian people in what is now Turkey, when one and a half million people were killed or driven from their homeland. Interviews a newgeneration of Armenians scattered throughbout the world, united in their dream of returning to the holy land of Mt. Ararat. 1988. 96 min. ;
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Ethnic Fault Lines Revisited

The first segment examines the ethnic tensions in Nogorno-Karabakh, an Armenian Christian enclave surrounded by the largely Muslim former Republic of Azerbaijan. The second segment is a report from inside Serbia about a large Muslim enclave that was, until recently, free of the horrors of "ethnic cleansing." Includes interviews of these Serbian muslims about their hopes and fears for the future. Segment from the television program Rights & wrongs broadcast September 22, 1993. 27 min. ea.

Grandma's Tattoos

Reveals the fate of thousands of forgotten women, mostly teenagers and young girls, who survived the 1915 Armenian Genocide but were forced into prostitution by their captors. Many of these women were tattooed as a permanent mark of their status. Filmmaker Suzanne Khardalian begins the film by remembering her grandmother: "Grandma Khanoum was not like everyone else. She had blue tattoos on her face and hands. She despised physical contact. She never hugged anyone, never gave kisses.

My Son Shall be Armenian

A group of six Armenian-Canadians travel to Armenia to interview survivors of the 1915 genocide and their descendants, exploring issues of ethnic identity, genocide, and reconciliation along the way. A film by Hagop Goudsouzian. 2004. 52 min.

The Armenian Genocide

Originally aired as a television documentary on April 17th 2006. During World War I, over one million Armenians died at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. This documentary examines what happened and why, in what has been called one of the greatest untold stories of the twentieth century. 2006. 60 min.

The Armenian Genocide.

Explains historical events leading up to the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923, concluding with a discussion of how they relate to the present. Originally produced in 1991. 25 min.

The Color of Pomegranates (Sayat Nova) (Nran guyne)

Stylized biographical drama of the life of noted eighteenth century Armenian poet and troubadour Sayat Nova. Based on his writings, the film which depicts the poet's life in eight sections from childhood to death, is rich with symbols of sacred and secular Armenian life. Directed by Sergei Parajanov. Special feature: Hagop hovnatanian (10 min.) an early short film directed by Paradjanov. 1968. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

The Forgotten Genocide

An account of the genocide of the Armenians by the Turks in 1915 through eyewitness accounts and archival film footage. Places the events in the context of Armenian history and culture. Written and directed by J. Michael Hagopian. 1976. 28 min.

Voices from the Lake: The Secret Genocide

A documentary film on the Armenian genocide focusing on the day-to-day tragedy unfolding in Kharpert-Mezreh, one among 4,000 towns and villages of the former Ottoman empire in 1915, where monumental forces were unleashed by a policy of annihilation. Written and directed by J. Michael Hagopian. 2000. 84 min.

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