Director: Inna Sahakyan Run Time: 97 min. Release Year: 2023 Language: Armenian
Starring: Ani Ghazaryan, Anzhelika Hakobyan, Sergey Gasparyan, Shushan Abrahamyan, Tamara Chalkhifalaqyan
At only 14 years old, Aurora lost everything during the horror of the Armenian genocide. Two years later, through luck and extraordinary courage, she escaped to New York, where her story became a media sensation. Starring as herself in Auction of Souls, an early Hollywood blockbuster, Aurora became the face of one of the largest charity campaigns in American history. With a blend of vivid animation, interviews with Aurora herself, and 18 minutes of surviving footage from her lost silent epic, Aurora’s Sunrise revives a forgotten story of survival.
Following the screening, please join us for a very special Q&A with Nara Melkonyan, the Country Director for Project AGAPE in Armenia since 1997. At present Project AGAPE is supporting over 10,000 displaced habitants of Kashatagh region of the Republic of Artsakh through multifaceted projects such as humanitarian aid distribution, vocational programs to help the displaced families become self-supportive and, hopefully, housing renovation project through visiting building teams.