25 min 51 s
Following the massacres and deportations of the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire in 1915, countless thousands of children were orphaned. The Georgetown Boys tells the story of how one hundred and nine boys, selected from refugee camps in the Middle East, were brought to Canada. Early 1920's attitudes to refugees, immigration policies and child labour exploitation are exposed through archival material and accounts of the boys, then, and sixty years later, at a reunion in Georgetown, Ontario. The film also covers a baptism ceremony and a modern day cultural event.