Canadian Premiere of ‘Orphans of the Genocide’

October 25, 2013

The Canadian premiere of the Emmy Award-nominee documentary Orphans of the Genocide, directed by Bared Maronian, a four time regional Emmy Award winner, will take place during Toronto’s Pomegranate Film Festival at 3:00 PM on Sunday, November 10, 2013. The Sara Corning Centre for Genocide Education will have the honour of introducing the documentary. 

The film’s description reads, “[This] Emmy-award nominee documentary commemorates the memory of the orphans of the Armenian genocide.  The film took inspiration from an article by Robert Fisk about the discovery of the Armenian orphanage in Antoura, near Beirut, Lebanon. The orphanage was intended to ‘turkify’ the orphans, based on the agenda of Ahmad Jamal Pasha. Maronian also provides a window into the lives of Canada’s Georgetown Boys.  Maronian’s short film Komitas Hairig was presented at POM V.”

More information on the festival, including details on venues and tickets, can be found at