January 3, 2017 - 16:14 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Award-winning filmmaker Bared Maronian’s latest documentary film “Women of 1915” will have its Florida premiere of at the Mardigian Hall in Boca Raton on January 19, The Armenian Weekly reports.
The film tells the story of heroic Armenian and non-Armenian women who, during the tumultuous years of the Armenian Genocide, played an instrumental role in saving the lives of the innocent.
The documentary premiered in New Jersey in June, in an event sponsored by the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) of Eastern USA and attended by hundreds.
“The documentary, ‘Women of 1915,’ combines facts and emotion to honor these brave women of the Armenian Genocide, many of whom lost their lives, survived to create new lives, or were forced into lives that were not their own. Many women, Armenian, European, and American, also traveled great distances to rescue lives, even at the risk of their own. Among the women highlighted in the film are survivors, volunteers, and resisters, including survivor Aurora Mardiganian, American volunteer Mary Louise Graffam, diplomat Diana Apkar, and Danish missionary Maria Jacobsen,” Nayiri Panossian wrote in her coverage of the premiere for the Armenian Weekly.
The Armenian Weekly recently conducted a short interview with Maronian ahead of the Florida premiere of “Women of 1915.” The Florida premiere will take place at the Mardigian Hall in Boca Raton on January 19. The screening will be followed by a question/answer session and a reception.