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ORPHANS OF THE GENOCIDE
ONE NIGHT ONLY
October 5th

FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINÉMA
October 8th - 19th

THE NATIONAL OPERA OF PARIS IN MONTREAL
BALANCHINE / MILLEPIED

October 16th and 26th

BJÖRK : BIOPHILIA LIVE
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October 18th - 23rd

ADIEU AU LANGAGE / GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE (3D)
EXCLUSIVE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES!
Starts October 20th

THE GREEN PRINCE
Starts October 20th

WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL?
Starts October 31st

THE 15th ARAB WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
November 1st and 2nd

RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES DU DOCUMENTAIRE DE MONTRÉAL
November 12h - 23rd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





ORPHANS OF THE GENOCIDE

ON OCTOBER 5th at 7pm
ONE NIGHT ONLY

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Armenia / Canada / Lebanon / Syria. 2013. Dir.: Bared Maronian. 91 min.

Original version with English subtitles
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THE CINÉMA DU PARC MOVIECARD WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS SPECIAL EVENT

Orphans of the Genocide is an emotional visual journey through never-before-seen archival footage and discovered memoirs of orphans who lived through the last century’s first, fully documented and least recognized Armenian Genocide of 1915. The documentary follows Maurice Missak Kelechian whose research findings unveil the site of an Armenian orphanage located at the present day Antoura College near Beirut, Lebanon where 1,000 Armenian Genocide Orphans had lived and were forcefully converted and “Turkified” during W.W. I. In addition to the Antoura site, the documentary unveils numerous other orphanages where Armenian orphans were housed – and profiles one orphan girl who was adopted and later became one of Turkey’s high-profiled national icons as the daughter of Ataturk, the founder of modern-day Turkey. The documentary traces the lives of many orphans who lived through the horrors of a war, losing parents and being separated from siblings and shipped to various countries.

The documentary also explores the herculean task of the American Near East Relief Foundation in saving, feeding and sheltering over 150,000 documented Armenian genocide orphans between 1919 and 1926 by setting up over 200 temporary and permanent orphanages in Historic Armenia, Turkey and throughout the Middle East. One of these orphanages was built in Gumri, the second largest city in Armenia, and housed 22,000 orphans.

A special segment of the documentary is dedicated to the Georgetown Boys and Girls of Canada. in 1923 a group of Armenian Genocide orphans were brought to Ontario, Canada by the efforts of the Armenian Relief Association of Canada. The orphans boys lived, worked and were educated in Georgetown, Ontario, Canada.

Additionally, Orphans of the Genocide includes interviews with numerous public figures including British journalist Robert Fisk - whose article “Living Proof of the Armenian Genocide” published in 2010 by The Independent included many of the archival proofs - Armenian-American Dr. Jack Kevorkian, as well as revealing testimonials from children of the Armenian Genocide orphans scattered around the world. The Armenoid team offers never-before-seen archival footage weaving stories of Armenian orphans from around the globe.

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