“Our Atlantis” Documentary on Armenian Genocide to Screen at Istanbul Film Festival
YEREVAN — “Our Atlantis” documentary about the horrible consequences of the Armenian Genocide, was included in the main program of the 14th Istanbul International Independent Film Festival.
In an interview with Armenpress, director Artur Sukiasyan mentioned that the film is included in the Home nomination of the festival.
“The documentary will be screened in Istanbul. Within the framework of the 14th Istanbul International Independent Film Festival, there will be a special program dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, where the Armenian and Turkish filmmakers will reflect on personal stories and revealing the complicated issues through movies.” Sukiasyan stated.
The film is a joint production of Armenia, France and Turkey. It is about the Armenian camp in Constantinople which was built by orphans in the 1960s and was later taken away by the Turkish authorities.
This is a journey between the past and the present showing how the children try not to lose the memories of that camp. When the hero shares his stories and memories, a larger story starts to unfold. The movie is not about the Armenian Genocide, although it does represent the consequences of the tragedy.
“The film is now completed. It was cut in France and was supported by the National Cinema Center of Armenia and the Hrant Dink Foundation,” Sukiasyan said.