Film

The Georgetown Boys: Armenian Orphans in Canada

 

Dorothy Manoukian
1987
25 min 51 s

Hundreds of thousands of children were orphaned as a result of the Armenian Genocide. The Georgetown Boys tells the story of how 110 boys, selected from refugee camps in the Eastern Mediterranean, were brought to Canada as part of a humanitarian undertaking. Early 1920s attitudes toward refugees, immigration, and child labour are exposed through archival material and the accounts of the boys themselves, who had gathered for a reunion in Georgetown, Ontario. The film also includes a baptism ceremony and a cultural event.

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The Georgetown Boys

 

Isabel Kaprielian
1987
13 min 39 s

A documentary about daily life at the Georgetown Armenian Boys’ Farm Home and about the boys’ experiences of being sent out to farms in Ontario.