Genocide in Film – Occasional Series
|Hosted by:||Dr Ludivine Broch, Birkbeck, University of London|
|Date:||Fri, May. 13, 2011||Time:||6:00pm - 8:00pm|
|Venue:||Room B18, Birkbeck College, University of London, Torrington Square main entrance, Bloomsbury, London WC1|
|Free event open to all:|
Directed by Atom Egoyan, Ararat, Miramax Films, 2002
Reflect on artists’ responsibilities when dealing with genocide at this new open seminar series, sponsored by the Pears Institute. For those who wish to discuss some of the controversies of representing genocide in films, an open discussion will follow the screening.
Ararat directed, written, and co-produced by Atom Egoyan is based loosely on the Siege of Van during the Armenian Genocide, an event that is disputed by the government of Turkey. In addition to exploring the human impact of this specific historical event, the film examines the nature of truth and its representation through art. Ararat stars Charles Aznavour, Christopher Plummer, and David Alpay (2002)