Orphans of the Genocide

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Orphans of the Genocide
Orphans of the Genocide poster.jpg
Orphans of the Genocide movie poster
Written byBared Maronian
Jacky Abramian
Directed byBared Maronian
Country of originAmerica
CinematographyArmenoid Productions
Running time90 minutes
Original release
  • April 2013 (2013-04)[1]

Orphans of the Genocide (Armenian: Ցեղասպանության որբերը), is a 2013 television film written and directed by American-Armenian filmmaker Bared Maronian. Filmed was premiered in 2015 at the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. The heroes of the film who tell their stories are the descendants of the genocide survivors.[2]


In the documentary an Armenian orphanage located at Antoura, Beirut, Lebanon was unveiled, where thousands of Armenian genocide orphans had lived and were forcefully "Turkified" during World War I. Interviews of software engineer and historian Maurice Kelechian, Almast Boghossian, Jack Kevorkian, British journalist Robert Fisk, and Debórah Dwork are included in the film.[3]

Author's remarks[edit]

" The stories of the Armenian Genocide orphans that we highlight in the documentary are of universal proportions. Meaning, the experiences that the orphans of the Armenian Genocide went through are the same experiences (loss of family members, starvation, pain, epidemics such as typhus, social displacement) that the orphans of the Cambodian genocide, the Holocaust orphans, and the Darfur Genocide orphans went through. Therefore, the Armenian Genocide is not only an Armenian issue. It concerns all of the civilized world. A large number of scholars agree that, had the world paid closer attention to the Armenian Genocide – the first genocide of the 20th century – the genocides that followed it would have never happened. “ Bared Maronian[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://asbarez.com/109063/pbs-station-to-screen-orphans-of-the-genocide/
  2. ^ ORPHANS OF THE GENOCIDE – directed by Bared Maronian –Armenia/Canada/Lebanon/Syria /USA – 91 min. – Canadian Premiere – PG 13
  3. ^ Preweda, Stephanie (February 22, 2015). ""Orphans" film documents centennial of 1915 Armenian genocide". Arts & Entertainment. The Oakland Press. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  4. ^ 'Orphans of the Genocide' Director Talks Universality of Armenian Genocide

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