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Below is a list of documentaries about the Armenian Genocide

To order a video from the Armenian Film Foundation, visit www.armenianfilm.org.

Videos

The Armenian Genocide as seen on PBS

A documentary by award winning producer Andrew Goldberg 
Two Cats Productions
(2006)
60 minutes – Grades 9-12

The Armenian Genocide is the complete story of the first Genocide of the 20th century – when over a million Armenians died at the hands of the Ottoman Turks during World War I. This unprecedented and powerful one-hour documentary, was written, directed and produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Andrew Goldberg of Two Cats Productions, in association with Oregon Public Broadcasting.
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The Armenian Genocide

Produced by Atlantis Productions, Inc.
Thousand Oaks, California. 
25 minutes – Grades 9-12

The film begins by showing current human rights violation and relates them to other atrocities throughout history.  It shows how small violations may lead to genocide, i.e. the extermination of a racial, national, ethnic, or religious group through physical destruction, prevention of births, or forcible transfer of children.
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Armenia: The Betrayed

BBC: Correspondent – 45 min.

Fergal Keane investigates how a terrible slaughter, three quarters of a century ago, has returned to haunt the relationship between Turkey and its western allies.

 

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“A Road Less Traveled” The Handjian Story

 

Personal accounts of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 as told by survivors Kouren and Malvine Handjian. Edited and produced and music by Denise Gentilini. Interviewed and videotaped by Mireille Kaloustian.
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Ravished Armenia

The Story of Aurora Mardiganian

Special April 24, 2009 Memorial Edition
(with subtitles)
DVD Video – 24 min

Ravished Armenia is a rare surviving segment from the full length motion picture produced in Hollywood California in 1919 that graphically relates the narrative account of a young Armenian girl who survived the Armenian Genocide and lived to tell about it.
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The Armenian Genocide: 90 Years Later

Produced by Twin Cities Public Television and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota (2005)

Nominated for a regional Emmy, this is a program that discusses the history, aftermath, and implications of the Armenian Genocide with scholars, survivors’ descendents, and members of the community. The DVD includes provocative and fascinating interviews that would work well in the classroom when shown in segments.

Click here to watch the film.

 

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From the Armenian Film Foundation

Strangers in a Promised Land

60 minutes
The saga of the Armenians of Fresno, California (1879 to present day) depicting the universal experience of immigration, the overcoming of adversity and discrimination, to become successful and prominent citizens. Narrated by Governor George Deukmejian.

 

Click here to learn more and order the film.

Strangers in a promised land

Historical Armenia

53 minutes
A captivating journey through the ancient Armenian homeland with sequences on Istanbul, Ani, Ankara, Adana, Aintab, Kharpert, Akhtamar, Bitlis, Kars, Van and Soviet Armenia.

 

To view the trailer click here.

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The Forgotten Genocide

28 minutes
The classic documentary of the first genocide of the Twentieth Century. Narrated by Mike Connors, television and motion picture star.

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Supplement to the Forgotten Genocide

17 minutes
The Supplement to The Forgotten Genocide continues beyond the genocide, to the establishment of the first Armenian Republic in 1918, the Sovietization of Armenia and the rebuilding of Armenian life in Diaspora. Narrated by Mike Connors, television and motion picture star.

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Cilicia… Rebirth in Aleppo

30 minutes

An inspiring view of how the Armenian survivors of the Genocide established a new life for themselves in Syria.

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Voices From the Lake

87 minutes

This feature-length documentary focuses 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.

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