Aurora's Sunrise

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Aurora's Sunrise

Virtual Q&A with filmmaker Inna Sahakyan, moderated by Movies That Matter’s Artistic Director Margje de Koning

A genocide survivor becomes a silent movie star: Aurora Mardiganian’s odyssey is close to unreal. After losing her family, escaping slavery, and enduring Hollywood greed, she journeys far to tell the world of the Armenian Genocide.

JBFC Members: Get a Passport stamp for Armenia when you see Aurora’s Sunrise.

"In director Inna Sahakyan’s medium-bending Aurora’s Sunrise, the animation is essential, not just to understanding the story but to grasping its purpose."
Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times
"The film’s coherence is a reflection of both the skill of the filmmaker, and the heroic efforts of Aurora herself to ensure that her view of history would not be forgotten."
Teo Bugbee, The New York Times

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Virtual Q&A with filmmaker Inna Sahakyan, moderated by Movies that Matter
Virtual Q&A with filmmaker Inna Sahakyan, moderated by Movies that Matter's Artistic Director Margje de Koning
Sunday, Oct. 8 2023, 4:30
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Inna Sahakyan is a documentary director, producer and scriptwriter, born and raised in Yerevan, Armenia. Inna’s work focuses on uncovering untold stories on the nature of humanity via creative and intimate filmmaking.

This film is part of the Global Watch: Movies that Matter series.



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