Orphans of the Genocideis an emotional visual journey through never-before-seen archival footage and discovered memoirs of orphans who lived through the last century’s first, fully documented and least recognized Armenian Genocide of 1915. The documentary follows Maurice Missak Kelechian whose research findings unveil the site of an Armenian orphanage located at the present day Antoura College near Beirut, Lebanon where 1,000 Armenian Genocide Orphans had lived and were forcefully converted and “Turkified” during W.W. I. In addition to the Antoura site, the documentary unveils numerous other orphanages where Armenian orphans were housed and traces the lives of many orphans who lived through the horrors of a war, losing parents and being separated from siblings and shipped to various countries.
Audience Choice Award | Pomegranate FF, Canada, 2013
Best Historical Documentary Nominee | EMMY Award, USA, 2013
CAST & CREW
Director of Photography
Armenoid Productions Inc
Bared Maronian is a documentary filmmaker. Born in Beirut, Lebanon. Maronian is a graduate of Haigazian University in Political Science. He has attended Palm Beach State College in Florida and Broadcast Career Institute of Palm Beach, Florida. Maronian is a four time regional Emmy Award winner and has worked on local, regional and national documentaries for PBS (Public Broadcasting Service). One of his works, a concert by Willie Chirino was nominated for a Latin Grammy. Five years ago, Maronian founded the Armenoid Team that specializes in producing documentaries dealing with human rights issues. His latest work is Orphans of the Genocide. Orphans of the Genocide has already aired on a number of PBS stations. Maronian is currently working on a documentary called, Women of 1915.
Tradition (2006), The Wall of the Genocide (2007), Father Komitas (2009), Orphans of the Genocide (2013).