A special screening of the landmark documentary film An Armenian Journey and a talk by producer/director Ted Bogosian will be held on Thursday, September 27, at 7:30 p.m., at the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA), 65 Main St., Watertown, MA. This special event will be co-sponsored by ALMA, Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives (some of whose photographs were used in the film), the Charles and Elizabeth Kenosian Chair in Armenian History and Literature at Boston University, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR).
With An Armenian Journey, originally shown on PBS in 1988, journalist and producer and director Theodore Bogosian broke new ground in bringing to a mass American audience the history of the Armenian Genocide and the calculated attempts to deny it.
Tracking a Survivor and Chasing Evidence
An Armenian Journey focuses on a Genocide survivor, Mariam Davis, who travels with Bogosian to visit the villages in today’s Eastern Turkey which she had last seen seven decades earlier. The film also follows Bogosian on a journey to Soviet Armenia, where he seeks and finds evidence—at that time largely unknown and thought to be lost—of the culpability of the Ottoman government in the extermination of the Armenians.
The film has rarely been shown since its initial airing in 1988 and will be presented at ALMA in a newly remastered version and updated with new prologue and epilogue.
Bogosian will discuss his experiences in making the film and the enormous controversy it generated at the time, as well as offer remarks on the changes and the continuities between the time at which the film was made and the present.
Ted Bogosian was a longtime producer for the PBS series “Nova.” He has received numerous honors, including two Emmys and several other national and international awards. Among his other films are Anatomy of a ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’ and The Press Secretary.
The event is free and open to the general public (donations are appreciated). The Armenian Library and Museum is located in Watertown Square at the corner of Main Street and Church Street. Parking is available behind the museum building and in adjacent areas. The evening’s program will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. A reception will follow the program.
More information about the screening and talk is available by calling NAASR at 617-489-1610, faxing 617-484-1759, e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailing NAASR, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA 02478; or contact ALMA at 617-926-2562.
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September 7, 2007
Release on Sept. 27 screening of Ted Bogosian’s film An Armenian Journey at the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA), co-sponsored by NAASR, ALMA, Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives, and the Charles and Elizabeth Kenosian Chair in Armenian History and Literature at Boston University.
Thanking you in advance for your attention,
Marc A. Mamigonian
Director of Programs and Publications
National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)
395 Concord Avenue
Belmont, MA 02478