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Sleep of the Oranges Screening at the 6th Human Rights Documentary Film Days
13.12.2015
Turkey |
The documentary Sleep of the Oranges, produced by our Grant Scheme recipients Producer Ferzan Özyaşar and Director Eylem Şen, goes on hitting festivals telling the story of Musadagh Armenians and it is once again meeting the Izmir audience. It can be watched in the scope of the 6th Human Rights Documentary Film Days on the 13th of December (Sunday) at 14.00 in the French Cultural Center.

The documentary project aims to contribute to the reconciliation between the peoples of Turkey and Armenia through exploring identities of generations of Armenian and Turkish families from Vakıflı - the last Armenian village in Turkey with population of only 135. The documentary has been produced with the assistance of the European Union within the framework of the programme Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process.


Date: 13th of December (Sunday)
Time: 14:00
Venue: Fransız Kültür Merkezi (Address: Cumhuriyet Bulvarı, No: 152, Alsancak, İzmir)

 

''Sleep Of The Oranges''

 

With the deportation law passed in 1915, the Musadagh Armenians were forced to leave their homes to Aleppo, and from there to their final destinations of exile. Taking refuge in the mountains surrounding their villages in order to escape the fatal results of deportation, they created an unexpected resistance. They then passed the memories of this honorable struggle from generation to generation. Hasmig Martiryan is one of the young women who grew up listening to these memories, dreaming to see Musadagh herself.


In this documentary, following the footsteps of her ancestors, she goes through an odyssey of her own to discover her roots, identity, history and home.
This documentary has been produced with the assistance of the European Union within the framework of the programme Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process.

 

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