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"Orphans of the Genocide" screened in Buenos Aires

With great attendance of the Armenian community, the documentary "Orphans of the Genocide" of Bared Maronian, who is currently touring South America, was screened on Tuesday April 15th. Argentine filmmaker Andres Habegger also participated in the event organized by the Armenian National Committee of South America (CNA) and attended by the Ambassador of Armenia in Argentina, Vahagn Melikian, along with the Consul of the Embassy, Estera Mkrtumyan.

"There are a lot of films about the genocide, but there is no specific film on orphans", said Maronian after the screening. "I wanted to show the human factor of them, their words, their feelings", he added. Maronian also anticipated his next project about Armenian women.

Bared Maronian worked on public television in the United States and was awarded several times for his productions, four times the regional Emmy Miami and Latin Grammy nominee. He is founder of Armenoid Team, an independent production company specializing in the production of films with Armenian themes. "Orphans of the Genocide" is inspired on an article by Robert Fisk published in "The Independent" entitled "Living Proof of the Armenian Genocide".

The President of the CNA, Khatchik Der Ghougassian, noted that "Armenians knew a lot about genocide, but we learned to express ourselves from Holocaust studies. After two generations of scholars and activists of the Armenian cause, today we can relate to other and show mankind what happened to us".

Photo: Andres Habegger (left), Bared Maronian (right)

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