Orphans of the Genocide Extended Tralier
Orphans of the Genocide airs on Sunday, June 16th, 2013.
With the presence of Viken L. Attarian and AGBU Rovers
Montreal, June 13, 2013 – AGBU Montreal is proud to announce that due to its cooperative efforts, Mountain Lake PBS will be broadcasting a unique and new documentary by the Emmy-Award winning filmmaker, Bared Maronian, Orphans of the Genocide on Sunday the 16th of June 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to showcase this special film”, said Paul King, Director of Programming and On-air Fundraising at the station. “This film will be part of a full three-hour evening dedicated to Armenian programming and Armenian stories. The film contains never before seen footage, special interviews, and tells the story of Armenian orphans who were collected to be Turkified after the Genocide of Armenians in 1915”.
“Once again, AGBU will demonstrate our long-term partnership with Mountain Lake PBS”, said Aram Yacoubian, chairman of the AGBU Montreal chapter. “In fact, the station has been one of the great vehicles that encourage filmmakers to make more documentaries about the history, culture and heritage of the Armenian people; it has been in the forefront of media support for the Armenian cause”.
“The AGBU Scouting movement has been volunteering with Mountain Lake PBS for as long as these documentaries have been airing”, said Tamar Tovmassian, Chair of the AGBU Montreal Scouts’ Council. “Several generations of our scouting youth have participated in these events and we feel at home there; the station is the place that allows us to give back to our communities and to highlight our spirit of volunteering.” she added.
Orphans of the Genocide is a unique film inspired by the work of the great journalist Robert Fisk and independent researcher Missak Kelechian, whose investigative work unearthed the history of thousands of surviving orphans who were collected by the Ottoman state after the murderous genocidal marches and who were brought up for Turkification in special orphanages. The film contains unprecedented, special and unique footage on this topic.
Mountain Lake PBS can be watched on Videotron 24/43 and on channel 50 on Videotron digital.
For more information about Mountain Lake PBS, please visit www.mountainlake.org.