GenEd Briefing and 2017 Academy Award contender film

“The Other Side of Home”                                             Fri., Nov. 18th in S.F., CA   &   Sat., Nov. 19th in Sunnyvale


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that The Other Side of Home is one of the final 10 contenders in the Academy Awards’ Documentary Short Subject category.

GenEd invites you to come learn about and celebrate GenEd’s activities and achievements and experience The Other Side of Home, with special guests, Director, Naré Mkrtchyan and Executive Producer, Iliana Guevara.

The Other Side of Home is a moving, personal documentary by Armenian-American filmmaker, Naré Mkrtchyan (40 min).  The film is one of the 10 documentary shorts that have a chance at becoming a 2017 Academy Award nomination.

Naré travels to Turkey in April, 2015, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, during which 1.5 million Armenians were systematically murdered by the Ottoman Turkish government.

Naré meets Maya, a Turkish woman who has recently discovered that her great grandmother was a survivor of the Armenian Genocide. Maya struggles to reconcile her dual identity, personifying the painful, unresolved conflict between the two nations and the manifold damage from generations of official Turkish denial of the Armenian Genocide. The documentary follows Maya as she decides to take part in the centennial commemoration of the genocide in Armenia to try to come to terms with her conflicted identity.



Film Director, Naré Mkrtchyan and Executive Producer, Iliana Guevara, will be present to discuss the documentary. Born in Armenia and raised in Los Angeles, Naré Mkrtchyan (left) holds a BA in Film Production from USC and has produced more than 60 short films. Photo Executive Producer, lliana Guevara (right) holds a BA in Film Production from USC and recently produced a documentary series for Hallmark’s streaming company, Feeln.

Friday, November 18, 8:00 pm
Khachaturian Armenian Community Center, Saroyan Hall
825 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco, CA 94132


Saturday, November 19, 2016, 7:30 pm
Silicon Valley Armenian Community Center
929 E. Duane Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94085