The screening will be followed by refreshments and discussion with writer/director Ophelia Harutyunyan and Yvette Amirian, Adjunct Assistant Professor within the Division of Film & Television Production at USC, moderated by Zareh Arevshatian of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
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.
IN PERSON EVENT: Watertown Free Public Library (Watertown Savings Bank Room) 123 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472, (617) 972-6431 Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:00pm Eastern/Film screening, 5:45pm Eastern/PizzaPRESENTERSTEPHANIE AYANIAN, Producer/Director, What Will Become of Us“Their struggle speaks to the many immigrant communities who have experienced trauma. 100 years ago, Armenians were nearly annihilated by genocide. Today, often unrecognized, it remains defining – while the long shadow of the Genocide creates a burden for young Armenian Americans, discouraging them from taking up their culture."“Genocide always casts a long shadow. The greatest challenge for any community that has gone through genocide is to...
After viewing Should the Wind Drop, film's director, Nora Martirosyan, and producer, Julie Paratian, will participate in a discussion about the film, moderated by Laure Astourian, Professor of Modern Languages.