About Neighbors in Memory
Neighbors in Memory (NIM) is a platform dedicated to expanding the reach of justice and human rights by calling attention to the legacy of historical wrongs that persist in the world today.
Beginning with a focus on the repercussions of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, NIM projects also encompass similar and related topics through two primary activities:
- The creation and curation of documentary films that spark ideas and conversation
- Screenings and events intended to deepen such conversation among a variety of interested communities
Online and in person, NIM events bring together interested and committed individuals from different ethnic, religious, international and professional backgrounds who share an interest in historical and present-day social justice involving anti-racism, minority rights and international human rights and its violations. Participants discuss the ethical, political, religious, and legal repercussions of human rights abuses such as the Armenian Genocide, inviting expert as well as non-expert voices to freely put forth their comments and to ask their questions.
NIM is the product of years of immersion within the world of Turkish-Armenian relations on the part of Gonca Sönmez-Poole, a Turkish-American woman with a dual background in broadcast journalism and international human rights and minority affairs. NIM’s most recent product is the series of documentary shorts under the title Neighbors in Memory: An entangled legacy in profiles.