Trailer For First Turkish Film On Armenian Genocide Released

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ISTANBUL–The trailer for “Lost Birds,” the first film made in Turkey about the Armenian Genocide, was released on June 30.

The film tells the story of a brother and a sister who are left behind during the mass deportation of Armenians in 1915.

Written and directed by Armenian director Aren Perdeci and Turkish director Ela Alyamac, “Lost Birds” is a turning point for cinema in Turkey, according to Today’s Zaman. It is the first film shot in Turkey to depict the Armenian Genocide on the 100th anniversary of the tragedy.

The film, being released by Kara Kedi Film, is led by young actors Dila Uluca and Heros Agopyan, as well as an ensemble cast of Armenian actors living in Turkey.


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  1. Charles E. Nahabedian said:

    A huge accomplishment in itself. The portrayal of the facts surrounding the initiation, implementation, magnitude and denial of the genocide will determine its impact on, and reception from the world as a whole. The Turkish government must come to realize that to be a fully accepted Western and European country it must adopt more of their standards.

  2. Raffi said:

    My worry is what would happen if Turkey with it’s huge financial power starts movies of his own against the Genocide