The first major motion picture about the Armenian Genocide is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary this year. The ground breaking film by Atom Egoyan that confronts the issue of denial on the big screen, uses shifting points of view and a story-within-a-story to explore how collective, personal, and fragmented memories shape understanding of the Genocide, while also examining the complex nature of representing historical truths through art. It is a story of a mother who only wants peace, a young woman who wants nothing but retribution, and a young man whose journey to uncover his roots can jeopardize his future. All three are estranged members of a contemporary Armenian family who face Turkey’s denial of their catastrophic past. This will be Atom Egoyan’s eight film to be screened at the Pomegranate Film Festival. This special screening will be followed by Lebanese-Armenian singing sensation Eileen Khatchadourian’s first performance in North America.