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.
For over 80 years film historians have searched in vain for the original 8 or 9 reels of Ravished Armenia. It was presumably lost to history until a tireless researcher in Argentina came forward with a surviving segment. He related the tragic fate of the film in the 1930s and 1940s and how he surmised that the remaining reels of the rare nitrate based film were lost. Their true fate may never be known.

Published by Richard D. Kloian, founder of the Armenian Genocide Resource Center (AGRC), and is now being distributed by The Genocide Education Project

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