‘Orphans of the Genocide’ Nominated for Regional Emmy



COCONUT GROVE, Fla.  —Armenoid Productions, a documentary film production company announced last week that their most recently documentary, “Orphans of The Genocide,” by Bared Maronian, has been nominated for a 2014 Regional Emmy Award by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Suncoast Chapter in the Documentary – Historical category.

This is the 38th Annual Suncoast Emmy Awards 2014 Program which three years ago, nominated the seven-minute version of the “Orphans of the Genocide” for a Regional Emmy Award.

The documentary weaves historical archives with interviews and memoirs of Armenian orphans to establish irrevocable proof of the Armenian Genocide.  An emotional, visual journey through never-before-seen archival footage and memoirs of orphans who lived through the last century’s first and least recognized genocide, that of the Armenians, features insightful interviews with prominent figures and scholars such as British journalist Robert Fisk, Clark University’s Director of Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Prof. Debora Dwork and Armenian-American Dr. Jack Kevorkian, among others.

Over the last two years, “Orphans of the Genocide” has been broadcast on PBS stations nationwide reaching more than 12 million viewers. Additionally, the documentary has been invited to participate at various events and film festivals throughout the US, Canada, Europe, as well as in the Middle East and South America capturing numerous awards including:

Honorable mention for best documentary Michael J. Hagopian Award and the coveted Audience Choice Award for the documentary category at the 8th Annual Pomegranate Film Festival, POM 2013.  “Orphans of the Genocide” is the only feature film to win two awards at POM 8.

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It was selected for screening as part of: Unspoken Human Rights Film Festival, Socially Rated Film Festival, 2014 Cannes Film Festival – documentary division, Apricot Film Festival and Geneva International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) 2015 lineup of films.

Maronian, a four-time regional Emmy Award winner, is currently working on a new documentary titled “Women of 1915,” which celebrates the heroic attributes of Armenian and non-Armenian women in post-Genocidal society under the Ottoman Empire.  To make a tax-deductible donation for the Women of 1915 project, contact the Armenoid Productions at 954-646-0944 or director, Bared Maronian at bared.maronian@gmail.com.

Founded in 2006, Armenoid Productions has produced numerous award-winning documentaries among them  Father Komitas depicting the lives and deaths of two major Armenian clergymen’s contributions to the Armenian nation and The Wall of the Genocide a poetic tribute to the 5,000 year-old Armenian History starting from the Noah’s Ark resting upon Mount Ararat to the modern day assassination of outspoken Turkish-Armenian editor of Agos weekly newspaper, Hrant Dink.   Both documentaries were honored with Telly Awards in 2007 and 2008, respectively.


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