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Documentary about Armenian Genocide to air on France 3

Documentary about Armenian Genocide to air on France 3

PanARMENIAN.Net - French TV company France 3 filmed a 55-minute documentary titled “Spring of the Armenians” about the Genocide, Tert.am reports, citing the French–language Nouvelles d'Armenie.

“Exterminating and persecuting the Armenians over the years resulted in the formation of many different Armenian communities. Turkey officially denies the Armenian Genocide, trying to artificially eliminate the traces of Armenian presence in its territory,” the movie description says.

The film focuses on French-Armenian Artin Varoujan who once swore to never go to Turkey but then decided to explore his ancestors’ land. “He found out that many Armenians, concealing their identity, managed to survive the first genocide of the 20th century, never having left Turkey,” the story unfolds.

The film will air on August 31.

The Armenian Genocide

The Armenian Genocide (1915-23) was the deliberate and systematic destruction of the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire during and just after World War I. It was characterized by massacres and deportations, involving forced marches under conditions designed to lead to the death of the deportees, with the total number of deaths reaching 1.5 million.

The majority of Armenian Diaspora communities were formed by the Genocide survivors.

Present-day Turkey denies the fact of the Armenian Genocide, justifying the atrocities as “deportation to secure Armenians”. Only a few Turkish intellectuals, including Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk and scholar Taner Akcam, speak openly about the necessity to recognize this crime against humanity.

The Armenian Genocide was recognized by Uruguay, Russia, France, Lithuania, Italy, 45 U.S. states, Greece, Cyprus, Lebanon, Argentina, Belgium, Austria, Wales, Switzerland, Canada, Poland, Venezuela, Chile, Bolivia, the Vatican, Luxembourg, Brazil, Germany, the Netherlands, Paraguay, Sweden, Venezuela, Slovakia, Syria, Vatican, as well as the European Parliament and the World Council of Churches.

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