The Genocide in Me
Catalogue Number: A83-011
Producer: Productions InformAction inc.
Producers: Productions InformAction inc.
Producing Agencies: Productions InformAction inc.
Subject: Canadian World Studies, Documentary, Guidance, History, Social Sciences, World History
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2013
Running Time: 52:00
An angry, tender and funny film, The Genocide In Me deals with the impact of the 1915 Armenian Genocide on the life of the young filmmaker Araz Artinian, who has had to carry this legacy since her childhood.
In this personal journey, Artinian, torn between her father's passionate commitment to the Armenians of the Diaspora and her won personal needs, confronts the reality of living in the Canadian melting pot, and asks herself the universal question, ''Where do I belong?''
The documentary deftly weaves together 8mm film footage shot by the filmmaker's grandfather from the 1940's to the 1980's in Egypt and in Canada, with riveting photographic archives of the Genocide, the filmmaker's present-day video journals, and a deeply honest narration. Through moving interviews with the last survivors of this Genocide in the USA and through a risky trip to Turkey, Artinian goes back to the origin of her father's obsession, an obsession born of the Turkish denial and the fear of losing the Armenian culture.
French narration with English subtitles.
Also available in French: Le génocide en moi
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