Ararat-Eskijian Museum Armenian Film Foundation Carla Garapedian Jackie in the Near East Keith David Watenpaugh NAASR PAI Armenian Genocide Research Program Promise Armenian Institute at UCLA Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA Shant Mardirossian Taner Akcam UCLA Library Film & Television Archive
In-Person 6:00pm Pacific, Exhibit and Refreshments, 7:00pm Film and Panel Discussion
On Zoom. 7:00pm Pacific /10pm Eastern, Film and Panel Discussion.
The film is being screened courtesy of Blackhawk Films and the UCLA Film and Television Archive.
KEITH DAVID WATENPAUGH, Professor and Director, Human Rights Studies at UC Davis and author of Bread from Stones: the Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism
SHANT MARDIROSSIAN, Near East Foundation Board Member and Producer of They Shall Not Perish
TANER AKCAM, Inaugural Director of the Armenian Genocide Research Program of the Promise Armenian Institute at UCLA
CARLA GARAPEDIAN, Armenian Film Foundation and producer, director and writer
The world premiere of the recently discovered lost film, “Jackie in the Near East,” a 1924 short film produced by the Near East Relief (NER) and featuring child-star Jackie Coogan, who helped raise millions of dollars in America for orphans of the Armenian Genocide. Coogan’s trip to Athens and his encounter with Armenian, Greek, and Assyrian orphans from Syra orphanage are featured in this film, which was discovered by the Armenian Film Foundation.
Armenian Genocide Research Program of the Promise Armenian Institute at UCLA
Armenian Film Foundation
National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)
Promise Armenian Institute at UCLA
Promise Institute for Human Rights at the UCLA School of Law
UCLA Library Film & Television Archive