A professor at the Canadian Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, Lorne Shirinian attempts to understand his father’s journey as an orphan survivor of the Armenian Genocide from his home in modern day Turkey to his new home in the Diaspora at the Georgetown Boys’ Farm in Canada, and later as a young adult in Toronto. Shirinian places his father’s life in context and lays bare the emotional nature of his father’s survival and how it affected him throughout his life. This moving short film will be the third such film presented by a member of his family, following the short films of his son, Emmanuel Shirinian’s THE LAST BANG and SONG OF SLOMON, which were showcased at the 2007 and 2008 Pomegranate Film Festivals respectively.

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