Genocidal Act vs. Spirit of Humanitarianism – Two Contrasting Human Traits
My goal is to spread awareness about the most horrific crime facing humanity: Genocide. I believe by producing films on
genocide and educating the audience, we can prevent future genocides from happening.
Women of 1915 took us three and a half years from concept to completion. I started working on it early 2013 and it premiered in June of 2016.
While working on my previous documentary film, Orphans of the Genocide, my research led me to discover that every time a child was rescued from the Armenian genocide, there was almost always a woman behind it. In most cases the women who saved these children were Armenian women who themselves were survivors and took in these “roaming orphans” off the streets and raised them as their own.
What surprised me the most was the fact that a lot of times non-Armenian, American, Scandinavian, European, Canadian and Australian women leaving their plush lives behind, flocked into the killing fields of the Armenian Genocide and saved tens of thousands of children and women.
I thought this was a phenomenal human experience and that those heroines should be under the spotlight and I dedicated a whole film to them.