Documentary Short Subjects

Profile of Profile of Tanju Çataltepe

This profile of Tanju Çataltepe, a 59 year old resident of Istanbul, explores the trajectory of his views and thoughts about the Armenian Genocide, spanning the events and locations that shaped his childhood, his youth and later his adult life.

Profile of Harry Parsekian

A profile of Watertown native Harry Parsekian, exploring his thoughts and feelings regarding Armenian-Turkish relations, the Armenian Genocide and the late Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink.

Boston-based Turkish-Armenian group talks about genocide (April 2018)

A diverse group of ethnic Turks and Armenians discusses the legacy of the Armenian Genocide for themselves and for the country of Turkey. Realtor Zadik Özcan, artist Apo Torosyan, activist Tsoleen Sarian, sociologist Kaan Ağartan, public relations developer Tülay Kılıçdağı and engineer Herman Purutyan chat in the home of documentarian Gonca Sönmez-Poole in February 2018.

Profile of Lerna Ekmekcioğlu, Professor of History, MIT

A native of Turkey, historian Lerna Ekmekcioğlu shares her experiences of growing up as an Armenian in Istanbul, and discusses the significance of the Armenian Genocide in shaping the trajectory of her career.
An additional interview with Lerna and her colleague Melissa Bilal outlining their newest collaborative project
can be seen here.

Video Profile of Tsoleen Sarian, ex.director of Project Save Armenian Photograph Archives

Tsoleen Sarian of Project Save, was a regular member of the Boston-based group TAWA (Turkish-Armenian Women’s Alliance) between September 2012 and May 2014. She shares her thoughts and feelings about the legacy of the Armenian Genocide for herself and her extended family.

Video profile of Zeren Earls, participant in TAWA (Turkish-Armenian Women’s Alliance)

Zeren Earls was a regular member of the Boston-based group TAWA (Turkish-Armenian Women’s Alliance) between September 2012 and May 2014. A former arts teacher and currently a travel writer, Zeren shares her thoughts and feelings about the contentious issue of the Armenian Genocide of 1915.

When They Died (Profile of Gonca Sönmez-Poole)

TAWA’s Journey (October 2013)

This is a short summary of the interviews conducted with some of the participants of the Boston-based group TAWA (Turkish-Armenian Women’s Alliance) between September 2012 and May 2013. The group was led by Gonca Sönmez-Poole who is responsible for the one-on-one interviews conducted apart from the group’s own, private meetings.

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