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Tuesday November 28
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Join us for a screening of the award-winning animated documentary "Aurora's Sunrise" followed by a Q&A with director and screenwriter Inna Sahakyan. This film tells the story of survivor Aurora Mardiganian, who lost everything at 14 years old during the Armenian genocide. Through animation, interviews with Aurora herself, and surviving footage from her lost silent epic, "Aurora's Sunrise" revives a forgotten story of survival. The film screened at over 40 festivals and won several awards, including the Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2022 for Best Animated Film, Movies that Matter 2023 for Special Mention and Audience Award, Audience Favorites at IDFA 2022, Audience Awards at Animation is Film 2022, and Grand Prix de Genève at the FIFDH-International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva 2023. Inna Sahakyan has directed and produced feature-length documentaries, doc series, and shorts that uncover untold and forgotten stories while exploring the nature of humanity. In addition to "Aurora's Sunrise," her work includes "Mel," "The Last Tightrope Dancer in Armenia," "One, Two, Three." and "Donkeymentary." This event will be on Sarah Lawrence's campus and is open to the public. It is in partnership with Bars Media and the Zoryan Institute.
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Screening of "Aurora's Sunrise" and Q&A with director Inna Sahakyan: