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Orphans of the Genocide – Film by Bared Maronian

Ninety Minutes of Naked Truth: London Film Premiere of Orphans of the Genocide On October 31st 2015, Hamazgayin Cultural Society, Armenian Relief Society and the Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemoration Committee UK presented the full length documentary film “Orphans of the Genocide” by Emmy Award winning director Bared Maronian in the packed Navasartian Hall in London. […]

6 Armenian films to be screened at New York festival

6 Armenian films to be screened at New York festival February 25, 13:14 The Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Festival will be held, from March 14 to 20, in New York City. Six Armenian production, or subject matter, films also will be screened at the non-profit event. Renowned French-Armenian actress Nora Armani is founder of the […]

Film: The Lebanese Rocket Society

The Lebanese Rocket Society   by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige The Strange Tale of the Lebanese Space Race   In the early 60’s, during the cold war and apex of Pan Arabism, a group of students led by researcher Manoug Manougian enters the race to space and create the Lebanese Rocket Society. The intention […]

Actor, Activist Sos Sargsyan Dies at 84

Actor, Activist Sos Sargsyan Dies at 84

Actor, Activist Sos Sargsyan Dies at 84   Thursday, September 26th, 2013   YEREVAN—Renowned Armenian actor, playwright, People’s Artist and political activist Sos Sargsyan passed away Thursday. He was 84. Sargsyan was born in Stevanavan, in the Lori Region of Armenia and moved to Yerevan in 1948 and worked as an actor in Armenia’s Youth […]

Aznavour honoured at Golden Apricot Festival

The 10th Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival has taken centre stage in Armenia. More than 200 films from 90 nations are on the schedule for the annual event. Internationally acclaimed director Atom Egoyan is the Honorary Chairman of the Festival Egoyan explained the attraction of the venue: “Armenia has always been at the crossroads […]

International Istanbul Film Festival shows interest in the film about Armenian Genocide

International Istanbul Film Festival shows interest in the film about Armenian Genocide

Nubar Alexanian, 62, has spent the past 35 years working as a photojournalist and filmmaker. He’s traveled to more than 40 countries shooting for magazines such as Life, Newsweek, Time, National Geographic, Fortune and Geo. He has published five books and rubbed elbows with some of the most influential people throughout the musical world like […]

Armenia’s Oscar Entry Enrages Azerbaijan

Armenia’s Oscar Entry Enrages Azerbaijan

Armenia’s entry for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars was conceived as a story of how humanity triumphs over prejudice. But since it also touches on Azerbaijan, it has become yet another subject for the toxic feud between the two nations. The film, If Only Everyone, is about an Armenian man who helps a half-Russian, […]

Film on Armenian genocide will be challenging: Shekhar Kapur (Interview)

Film on Armenian genocide will be challenging: Shekhar Kapur (Interview)

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) The man who gave us the sensitive “Masoom”, the hilariously thrilling “Mr. India”, the gripping “Bandit Queen” and the grand period drama “Elizabeth” has not lost any of his creative zeal. The latest topic to catch Shekhar Kapur’s fancy is the Armenian genocide, and he knows it’s going to be […]

The story of Armenian Jerusalem to come to life in feature film

Jerusalem – The story of the Armenians of Jerusalem, a fascinating tale of courage, hope and endurance, sprinkled with the inevitable grains of turmoil and tragedy, is planned to be told, for the first time in a feature film. While there have been previous attempts to tell part of the story in a book or […]

Op-Ed: Deciphering Armenian Narratives in History, Film

I have read many books about the third generation discovering stories of genocide in their family to find myself angry, frustrated and wanting nothing to do with the people this history is speaking of. But I knew I had to watch “My Grandmother’s Tattoos” because it was exposing the often unknown story of women who […]

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