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The ghosts of ravished Armenias: pastiches of genocide

Frieze, Donna-Lee 2015, The ghosts of ravished Armenias: pastiches of genocide, in Proceedings of the 2014 Genocide as Spiritual-Moral Crime against Humanity Conference, Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute Russia, Moscow, Russia, pp. 1-12.

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Title The ghosts of ravished Armenias: pastiches of genocide
Author(s) Frieze, Donna-Lee
Conference name Genocide as Spiritual-Moral Crime against Humanity. Conference (2015: Moscow, Russia)
Conference location Moscow, Russia
Conference dates 23-24 Oct. 2014
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the 2014 Genocide as Spiritual-Moral Crime against Humanity Conference
Publication date 2015
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Publisher Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute Russia
Place of publication Moscow, Russia
Summary Ravished Armenia – an eight-reel, eighty-five-minute, silent dramatized film based on actual events – first screened in New York City in 1919. It was primarily for the purposes of fundraising. Aurora Mardiganian was a survivor of the Genocide and played the lead role in this film. However, the entire full-length feature film was thought lost until recently, when a twenty- minute segment of the film was found in Armenia. Following the separate discovery in Yerevan in 1994, the twenty-minute segment was incorporated into two new films (although both used the same footage). Even though both films are distinct in their notions of filmic representation, memory and the sacred memorialization of the Genocide, it is no oversight that one rendering is titled Ravished Armenia in order to pay homage to the original film and the Genocide. The second rendering, titled Credo, aims to separate itself from the initial film.
Language eng
Field of Research 210202 Heritage and Cultural Conservation
Socio Economic Objective 950399 Heritage not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category EN.1 Other conference paper
ERA Research output type X Not reportable
Copyright notice ©2015, Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute
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