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100-Year-Old Survivor, The
Globalist Films

100-Year-Old Survivor, The

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By Peter Musurlian

From 1915 ti 1923, 1.5 million of the 2 million Armenians living in Turkey were killed. Ghazaros Kademian was one of the 500,000 survivors, dispersed around the globe. In May 2007, he turned 100, and was on a mission, from community events to city halls to political demonstrations, trying to get his adopted count of America to officially recognize as "genocide," what he had survived as an orphaned boy. It was a tall order, as presidents from Bush to Clinton to Bush has issued annual statements lamenting the World War One-era killings as "massacres," but not "genocide."

From the age of 100-101, we Kademian joining forces with thousands of his fellow Armenian-Americans in a search for justice. The monumental effort, by Los Angeles area Emmy Award-winning journalist Peter Musurlian, who shot, wrote, edited, and narrated the 54 minute documentary takes us from Los Angeles to Sacramento to New York City and to Washington, DC with triumphs and disappointments along the way.

Globalist Films (2014