14TH POMEGRANATE FILM FESTIVAL, NOVEMBER 13-17, 2019

Wednesday 2015

DAYLIGHT AFTER A CENTURY - UK -George Jerjian - 28 min. - Canadian Premiere

DAYLIGHT AFTER A CENTURY – UK -George Jerjian – 28 min. – Canadian Premiere

A priceless documentary based on Dr. George Djerdjian's early twentieth century photographs of Arabkir and Erzerum, pre-1915. The archival evidence, based on glass plates, reveals a thriving Armenian society, which had established roots in the region since ancient times. The photographs are treasures of the past, miraculously surviving as they journeyed with the family's descendants from Africa to the West. This ...
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JOURNEY TO THE HOMELAND – USA/Western Armenia – Nora Hovsepian – 30 min. – Canadian Premiere

A poignant documentary about a personal pilgrimage to the Anatolian landscape where the director's grandparents were forced to flee. The film highlights the resilience of Armenians, while also evoking a sense of yearning and belonging. Interviewed subjects include author Mathew Karanian, scholar Khatchig Mouradian and film maker Bared Maronian. This short film will be presented during the WESTERN ARMENIA series to ...
THE RIGHTEOUS TURK: Stony Paths - France/Turkey - Arnaud Khayadjanian - 61 min. - North American Premiere

THE RIGHTEOUS TURK: Stony Paths – France/Turkey – Arnaud Khayadjanian – 61 min. – North American Premiere

Talented POMGrant recipient Arnaud Khayadjanian presents an emotional, informative documentary about his trek to Turkey, the land of his forefathers who survived the Armenian Genocide. He carries a sentimental painting along his journey, which holds a special meaning for him. Through various conversations and encounters, the young director explores the lesser known history of the Righteous, or, the anonymous people ...