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Documentaries

Below is a chronological list of documentaries based on Armenian themes. If you know of a documentary that we overlooked and you would like to make a submission to this page, please send an e-mail to adaa@armeniandrama.org

 

 

Screamers/System Of A Down
Producer:Carla Garapedian
Production Company:
Date:2006
Country:U.S./Europe
"Screamers", the film examines why genocides continue to occur, from the
1915 Armenian extermination to the Holocaust to more recent atrocities in
Rwanda and Darfur.
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The Armenian Genocide
Producer:Andrew Goldberg
Production Company:Two Cats Productions
Date:2006
Country:France/USA
The Armenian Genocide is the complete story of the first Genocide of the
20th century – when over a million Armenians died at the hands of the
Ottoman Turks during World War I.

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In That Distant Neighboring Village
Producer:Shoghakat TV
Production Company:
Date:2006
Time:25 Minutes
Country:Armenia
collaborate through grass-roots programs that promote socio-economic
development and peace-building in the South Caucasus.

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A Forgotten Page of One Nation

Producer:
Production Company:Gomidas Institute
Date:2006
Country:Armenia
"A Forgotten Page of One Nation" was produced in Armenia and first shown
in Yerevan, where it had a great impact on Armenian intellectuals,
academics, politicians and members of the public.
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Caravans along the Euphrates
Producer:J. Michael Hagopian
Production Company:
Date:2006
Time:Unknown
Country:
J. Michael Hagopian:"I feel that my work is important because I want the
truth to be known about the Armenian Genocide. I want the justice accorded
to Armenians to be a reminder to the world that future acts of violence
committed against humanity will not be tolerated by the international
community."
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Ancestral Stones
Producer:Jeghische Gevorkian
Production Company:
Date:2004/2005
Country: Georgia
On the appropriation of Armenian cultural heritage in Georgia, religious
fundamentalism and the right to survival in Javakhk.

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Forgiving Dr. Mengele
Producer:Bob Hercules/Cheri Pugh
Production Company:First Run Features
Date:2006
Time:Unknown
Country:USA
Forgiving Dr. Mengele is a documentary film about Eva Mozes Kor, a victim
of the Holocaust and her decision to forgive the Nazis who killed her
family and in particular Dr. Josef Mengele and his staff, who experimented
on her and her twin sister Miriam Mozes as well as approximately 1,400
other twin pairs.
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Armenian Revolt-Tragedy in the Middle East
Producer: Third Coast Films
Production Company:Inecom Entertainment Company
Date:2006
Time:Unknown
Country:USA
A new documentary that presents a balanced view of the 26-year political
struggle between the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire and the Christians of the
Armenian region during the late 19th century.

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Long Gone
Producer:David Eberhardt
Production Company:
Date:2003
Time:90 minutes
Country:USA
Documentary about 6 tramps who hop trains in America
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Parajanov:The Last Spring
Producer:Mikhail Vardanov/Martin Mozart Vartanov
Production Company:Varda Nova Films/Mozart Entertainment
Date:1992/2003
Time:Unknown
Country:Armenia/USA
Paradjanov:The Last Spring won Russian Academy Award Nika, the country's
highest, OSCAR equivalent honor. In the United States, it was the winner
of San Francisco International Film Festival's top prize,the Golden Gate
Award and Beverly Hills Film Festivals Golden Palm Award for the Best
Picture.
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Voices From The Lake
Producer:Unknown
Production Company:Gomidas Institute
Date:2003
Time:90 Minutes
Country:USA
Voices from the Lake, the award-winning documentary film by J. Michael
Hagopian, was shown at the Armenian church hall in Richmond, Virginia,
where a visibly moved audience followed the tragic fate of Armenians in
Ottoman Kharpert (Harpoot).
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Armenian Lullaby
Producer:Irina Patkanian
Production Company:
Date:2003
Time:Unknown
Country:Armenia/Russia/USA
In the summer of 2003, Irina visited Armenia to shoot her film Armenian
Lullaby. She created a moving video poem - a beautiful montage of images
propelled by the reading of Rafael Patkanian's poem by Lilit Pipoyan
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Image of the Armenian Spirit
Producer:
Production Company:Two Cats Productions
Date:
Time:60 minutes
Country:Images of the Armenian Spirit celebrates more than 3,000 years of
art, culture and survival of the Armenian people.

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From Chechnya to Chernobyl
Producer:Slawomir Grunberg
Production Company:LogIn Productions
Date:2005
Time:45 minutes
Country:USA
From Chechnya to Chernobyl - a documentary film by Slawomir Grunberg ...
They are one of five Armenian families who have resettled to the village
of Raduga.

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The Armenians: A Story of Survival
Producer:History Channel
Production Company:Two Cats Productions
Date:
Time:
Country:Armenia
Explores the journey and struggle of the Armenian people - from their
humble beginnings near the Middle East through their Christian conversion
in 301, their near elimination during the first Genocide of the 20th
century to the birth of the Armenian nation.

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Tabriz: Images from the forgotten world
Producers:Zaven Khatchaturian, Edwin Avaness and Ali Rezaei
Production Company: An Arbor Vitae Entertainment and Ehsani Pictures
Date:
Time:
Country:USA
An Ancient City. Three Generrations of Photographers. A story untold. A documentry flim by Mohammad Ehsani

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The Armenian Genocide
Producer:Andrew Goldberg
Production Company:Two Cats Productions
Date:2006
Country:France/USA
The Armenian Genocide is the complete story of the first Genocide of the
20th century – when over a million Armenians died at the hands of the
Ottoman Turks during World War I.

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Armenia, a Country Under Blockade
Producer:Armenian National Committee of America
Production Company:www.anca.org
Date:2005
Time:52 minutes
Country:USA
in compelling images and through first-hand accounts, the human impact of
Turkey's decade-long, illegal blockade of Armenia
.
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The Betrayed
Producer:James Miller
Production Company:Frostbite Films
Date:2002
Time:
Country:
In a special Correspondent to coincide with Holocaust memorial week,
Fergal Keane investigates how a terrible slaughter, three quarters of a
century ago, has returned to haunt the relationship between Turkey and its
western allies.


 

 

 

Jews In Armenia: The Hidden Diaspora
Producer:Vartan Akchyan
Production Company:CTVC ProductionsDate:2003
Times:25+ minutes
Country:USA
Documenting for the first time the existence of the Jewish community in
Armenia, the film presents a journey never taken before.

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The Armenian Genocide
Producer:Curriculum Development/State of California
Production company:Armenian Film Foundation
Date:
Time:25 minutes
Country:USA
The film begins by showing current human rights violations and relates
them to other atrocities throughout history.

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California Armenians: The First Generation
Producer:Curriculum Development/State of California
Production Company:Armenian Film Foundation
Date:Unknown
Time:30 minutes
Country:USA
The story of the original Armenians immigrating from Turkey to Fresno,
California, and the establishment of the city as an Armenian center.

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Cilicia...Rebirth in Aleppo
Producer:J. Michael Hagopian
Production Company:Armenian Film Foundation
Date:Unknown
Time:27 minutes
Country:USA
Historical Consulting by Professor Avedis K. Sanjian, occupant of the
Endowed Chair of Armenian Studies at the University of California at Los
Angeles

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From Bitlis to Fresno: The Karabians of Fresno
Producer:J Michael Hagopian
Production Company:Armenian Film Foundation
Date:Unknown
Time:56 minutes
Country:USA
The story of a family's journey from Turkish occupied Bitlis, to Fresno,
California, and their life in Fresno, spanning 100 years

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Germany and the Secret Genocide
Producer:J.Michael Hagopian
Production Company:Armenian Film Foundation
Date:2004
Time:60 minutes
Germany and the Secret Genocide, the second film of THE WITNESSES trilogy
on the Armenian Genocide of 1915, received the coveted First Place Golden
Camera Award in the History Category from the 2004 U.S. International Film
and Video Festival

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Historical Armenia
Producer:J Michael Hagopian
Production Company:Armenian Film Foundation
Date:Unknown
Time:53 minutes
Country:USA
Historical Armenia is a record of a captivating journey through the
ancient homeland of the Armenians. The journey covers virtually the same
route as that of the U.S. Military Mission to Turkey and Armenia in 1919
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Mandate for Armenian
Producer:J. Michael Hagopian
Production Company:Armenian Film Foundation
Date:Unknown
Time:48 minutes
Country:USA
Recent discovery! A rare documentary by the U.S. Army of General James G.
Harbord's mission to Turkey and the Republic of Armenia in 1919.

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Strangers in a Promised Land
Producer:J. Michael Hagopian
Production Company:Armenian Film Foundation
Date:Unknown
Time:60 minutes
Country:USA
The film depicts the universal experience of immigration, the overcoming
of adversity, discrimination, and the achievement of success

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Where Are My People
Producer:J. Michael Hagopian
Production Company:Armenian Film Foundation
Date:Unknown
Time:28 minutes
Country:USA
This provocative and absorbing film is far more than a recurring fate of
vanquished peoples. It is an incursive and significant slice of World War
I history.
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William Saroyan:The Man, The Writer
Producer:Dr. Susie Kalinian
Production Company:William Saroyan Society.
Date:1994
Time:Unknown
Country:Armenia
Documentary film on the life and works of internationally renowned
Armenian-American writer, playwright and humanitarian.
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Documentarian
Producer:Harutyun Khachatryan
Production Company:Unknown
Date:1990
Time:Unknown
Country:Armenia
"Documentarian" chronicles Armenia's transition in the 1990s. At first it
seems as though the movie were a collection of random and unrelated
episodes. But as the film develops, viewers see how the overall story
unfolds through vignettes that include newborns, orphans, stray dogs,
prisoners, who don't despair even in their hardest circumstance.
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Komitas/Back To Ararat
Producer: Bo Smith,
Production Company:Museum of Fine Arts-Boston
Date:1989
Time:unknown
Country:USA
It is clear that both Komitas and Back to Ararat represent a major step
forward in terms of making the world aware of the Armenian genocide. One
is a highly poetic and artistic, the other solid and informative. Ideally,
these two films should be seen at least a week or two apart, but even so,
the Museum of Fine Arts is to be heartily congratulated for bringing this
excellent double bill to Boston.
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An Armenian Journey
Producer:Ted Bogosian
Production Company:PBS networks
Date:1986/1987
Time:Unknown
Country:USA
As the film depicts a compelling story of a genocide survivor on her trip
to the town of her childhood in what is now eastern region of Turkey,a
constant battle of arguments on both sides presents to one an objective
view on the true state of events; undoubtedly condemning the crime of the
genocide.
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Paradise /tavayr Drakh
Producer:Unknown
Production Company:Documentary Studio of Hayfilm
Date:1990
Time:20 minutes
Country:Armenia
The film is about an Armenian theatre director living in the Far East and
trying to establish amateur theatre group there.
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Actors of the Vaghtangov Theatre / Vakhtangovtsiner
Producer:Unknown
Production Company:Yerevan Studio
Date:1983
Time:25 minutes
Country:Armenia
The film is about the Armenian actors of the Vakhtangov State Theatre in
Moscow.
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Enter This World / Mtir Ays Ashkharhe
Producer:Unknown
Production Company:Yerevan Studio
Date:1982
Time:19 minutes
Country:Armenia
The film is about the Yerevan Gallery of Children's Art.
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Let Me Introduce... Hrachya Ghaplanyan / Tuyl Tvek Nerkayatsnel…
Hrachya Ghaplanyan
Producer:Unknown
Production Company:Yerevan Studio
Date:1981
Time:38 minutes
Country:Armenia
The film is about a famous theatre director, Hrachya Ghaplanyan, the
founder and director of the Yerevan Drama Theatre.
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Armen Tigranyan / Armen Tigranyan
Producer:Unknown
Production Company:Yerevan Studio
Date:1981
Time:37 minutes
Country:Armenia
The film is about the life and creative art of the composer Armen
Tigranyan, the author of the operas "Anush" and "David-Bek" as well as
some instrumental works.
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Arus Asryan / Arus Asryan
Producer:Unknown
Production Company:Yerevan Studio
Date:1979
Time:27 minutes
Country:Armenia
The film is about an outstanding Armenian theatre actress - Arus Asryan.
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Hakob Paronyan / Hakob Paronyan
Producer:Unknown
Production Company:Yerevan Chronicle-Documentary Film Studio
Date:1976
Time:20 minutes
Country:Armenia
This is a biographical film is about a leading 19th century Armenian
playwright - Hakob Paronyan.
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Pavel Lisitsyan / Pavel Lisitsyan
Producer:Unknown
Production Company:Yerevan Studio
Date:1974
Time:54 minutes
Country:Armenia
The film is about an outstanding Armenian singer who has been performing
in the Bolshoy Theatre for many years.
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Portrait (Hrachya Nersisyan) / Dimankar (Hrachya Nersisyan)
Producer:Unknown

Production Company:Yerevan Studio
Date:1972
Time:71 minutes
Country:Armenia
The film portrays an outstanding Armenian actor of theatre and cinema,
Hrachya Nersisyan.
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Vardan Ajemyan / Vardan Ajemyan
Producer:Unknown
Production Company:Yerevan Film Studio
Date:1969
Time:37 minutes
Country:Armenia
The film portrays a leading Armenian theatre director, Vardan Ajemyan.
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Hovhannes Tumanyan / Hovhannes Tumanyan
Producer:Unknown
Production Company:Yerevan Film Studio
Date:1969
Time:56
Country:Armenia
The film portrays the life and creative art of a classical Armenian poet
and writer, Hovhannes Tumanyan; it is dedicated to his 100th anniversary.
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Song of Armenia / Dzon Hayastanin
Producer:Unknown
Production Company:Yerevan Film Studio
Date:1967
Time:54 minutes
Country:Armenia
The film is about Armenian chorus art and its founders, composers
Kara-Murza, Yekmalyan, Komitas, as well as contemporary musicians - Aram
Hovhanisyan, Hovhanes Chekijyan.
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Arno Babajanyan - Your Contemporary / Arno Babajanyan - Ko
Zhamanakakitse
Producer:Unknown
Production Company:Yerevan Film Studio
Date:1967
Time:27 minutes
Country:Armenia
The film portrays an outstanding Armenian composer and pianist, Arno
Babajanyan.
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The Great Satirist (Hakob Paronyan) / Metz Yergitzaban (Hakob Paronyan)
Producer:Unknown
Priduction Company:Yerevan Chronicle-Documentary Film Studio
Date:1964
Time:20 minutes
Country:Armenia
The film is about the 120th anniversary of an outstanding Armenian
playwright of the 19th century - Hakob Paronyan.
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The Art of Armenia / Hayastani Arveste
Producer:Unknown
Production Company:Yerevan Film Studio
Date:1964
Time:83 minutes
Country:Armenia
This is a film-concert of famous pop groups, opera singers and national
ensembles.
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Vardges Surenyants / Vardges Surenyants
Producer:Unknown
Production Company:Vardges Surenyants / Vardges Surenyants
Date:1963
Time:20 minutes
Country:Armenia
The film reveals the life and creative activity of V.Surenyants, an
outstanding Armenian painter from the first half of the 20th century.

 

 

 

Mothers, Flowers and the Sun / Mayrer, Tzaghikner yev Arev
Producer:Unknown
Production Company:Yerevan Chronicle-Documentary Film Studio
Date:1963
Time:20 minutes
Country:Armenia
The film depicts the women who have achieved great success in the field of
economy.
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Actor of the Nation (Hrachya Nersisyan) / Zhoghovrdakan Derasane
(Hrachya Nersisyan)
Producer:G.Yeghiazaryan.
Production Company:Yerevan Chronicle-Documentary Film Studio
Date:1961
Time:20 minutes
Country:Armenia
The film portrays the Armenian outstanding theatre and cinema actor,
Hrachya Nersisyan.
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Forest - Our Friend / Antare Mer Barekamne
Producer: Haykinokhronika
Production Company:Unknown
Date:1954
Time:20 minutes
Country:Armenia
The film is about the actions undertaken for the preservation of forests
and wood processing industry in Armenia
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Competition / Olimpiada
Producer:Haykinokhronika
Production Company:Unknown
Date:1951
Time:30 minutes
Country:Armenia
The film is about the competition of amateur art in Armenia.
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Armenian Religious Assembly in Echmiadzin / Hay Yekeghetsakan
Zhoghove Echmiadznum
Producer:Haykinokhronika
Production company:Unknown
Date:1945
Time:74 minutes
Country:Armenia
The film chronicles the election and the ceremony of anointing of
Catholicos of All Armenians Gevorg VI.
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A Right Way/Tchshmarit Ughi
Producer:Haykinokhronika
Production company:Unknown
Date:1933
Time:26 minutes
Country:Armenia
The film details the elimination of illiteracy among kids and adults.
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Medicinal Plants / Deghabuyser
Producer:Haykino
Production Company:Unknown
Date:1931
Time:35 minutes
Country:Armenia
The film details the collection of medicinal plants in Armenia, their
processing, and preparation of medicines.
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Nairi Country / Yerkir Nairi
Producer:Haykino
Production Company:Unknown
Date:1930
Time:67 minutes
Country:Nairi Country
The film is dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the establishment of
Soviet rule in Armenia.
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Armenia Today / Hayastane Aysor
Producer:Haykino
Production Company:Unknown
Date:1927
Time:67 minutes
Country:Armenia
b/w, silent.The film chronicles the achievements of Soviet Armenia in the
spheres of national economy and culture during the first seven years.
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Members of Session of CEC of USSR in Yerevan / KhSHM KGK-I
Nstashrjani Masnakitsnere Yerevanum
Producer:I. Kraslavsky
Production company:Armenian Petfotokino.
Date:1924
Time:20 minutes
Country:Yerevan
The film depicts the journey of high-ranking Soviet officials from Tbilisi
to Yerevan, and their meeting with workers at the opening of Yerevan
Hydro-Electric station.
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Haykino
Producer:I.Kraslavsky
Production Company:Unknown
Date:1924
Time:64 minutes
Country:Soviet Armenia / Khorhrdayin Hayastan
b/w, silent.This is the first Armenian documentary film.The film depicts
the destruction of agriculture, industry, transport, refugees, andorphans, as well as the reconstruction works during the first four years
of Soviet rule in the spheres of national economy, agriculture, and
culture.
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Ravished Armenia
Date:1919
Time:Unknown
Country:USA
b/w, silent.Documentary based on the eponymous memoir by Aurora
Mardiganian, a survivor of the Armenian genocide.
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