Thursday, October 29, 2020, 6:00pm-7:30pm Eastern
On UConn YouTube Premier and Live
6:00 PM Opening Remarks (YouTube Premiere)
6:05 PM Film Screening (YouTube Premiere)
6:30 PM Panel Discussion (YouTube Live)
CATHERINE MASUD, Award-winning Film Maker
ARMEN MARSOOBIAN, Dildilian Family Historian
Join us for a virtual film screening and discussion of "The Dildilians: A Story of Photography and Survival," a documentary capturing the way of life in Anatolia, Turkey prior to the Armenian Genocide of 1915. The story is told through the voices of family descendants of the Dildilians, a family of remarkable photographers, and supplemented with historical photographs and documents from the family archive.
During the 19th and early 20th centuries a remarkable family of Armenian photographers, the Dildilians, captured a time and a way of life in Anatolia in central Turkey that was soon to disappear during the Armenian Genocide of 1915. This documentary, which is the product of a unique collaboration between filmmaker Catherine Masud, Dildilian family historian Armen Marsoobian, and a talented group of University of Connecticut students, tells the story of that lost community through the voices of family descendants, supplemented by historical photographs and documents from the family archive.
For questions regarding the event, contact email@example.com or 860-486-3152.
Ararat Eskijian Museum (AEM)
National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)
Project Save Armenian Photograph Archives, Inc.
University of Connecticut (UConn) Office of Global Affairs and Norian Armenian Programs