ORPHANS OF THE GENOCIDE – directed by Bared Maronian –Armenia/Canada/Lebanon/Syria /USA – 91 min. – Canadian Premiere – PG 13

Emmy-award winning documentary commemorates the memory of the orphans of the Armenian genocide.  The film took inspiration from an article by Robert Fisk about the discovery of the Armenian orphanage in Antoura, near Beirut, Lebanon. The orphanage was intended to “turkify” the orphans, based on the agenda of Ahmad Jamal Pasha. Maronian also provides a window into the lives of Canada’s Georgetown Boys.  Maronian’s short film Komitas Hairig was presented at POM V. Trailer: