Young Filmmaker Wins Awards for ‘Save Kessab’ Documentary

Alexander Edep
Alexander Edep

Alexander Edep

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida—Alexander Edep, a graduating Senior at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has received multiple awards for his documentary “Save Kessab.”

Alexander produced and directed a documentary titled “Save Kessab” which helped propel awareness of the Armenian Genocide. The film was accepted and screened in Times Square in New York City, at the 2015 All American High School Film Festival; it is an official selection of the 2016 Rockland Youth Film Festival, and also received a prestigious “Gold Key Award” for Excellence in Visual Arts. The film was shown on exhibit at the Broward County Children’s Art Museum.

The film featured his grandfather, Joseph Megerdichian, detailing the horrors suffered by Armenians, particularly Kessabtsis, at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. “Save Kessab,” along with Alexander’s other work can be viewed at Alexanderedep.com. Alexander plans to attend film school in the fall of 2017.

He is an aspiring filmmaker and has received numerous awards and recognition during his high school years. Recently, he has been awarded a $25,000.00 grant by AT&T for a web series to be shown on full screen. The series will highlight issues of cyber-bullying among teens.

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