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The Armenian Genocide


Program Description

During World War I, the Ottoman Turks carried out one of the largest genocides in the world’s history. The International Association of Genocide Scholars affirms the number of Armenian deaths was over one million. This program shares this largely untold story telling what happened and why. It also explains why, to this day, the Turkish government denies the Armenian Genocide took place. The documentary features extensive never-before-seen footage. Julianna Margulies narrates; historical narrations are provided by Ed Harris, Natalie Portman, Laura Linney and Orlando Bloom. Funding in part for THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE was provided by John and Judy Bedrosian, The Lincy Foundation, The Avanessians Family Foundation, and The Manoogian-Simone Foundation.

Premiere

Premiered nationally on PBS on Thursday, April 17, 2006 at 10:00 p.m.

Press Materials

Press Release

Bio of Producer Andrew Goldstein

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An Armenian Family of Ottoman Turkey.

public domain

An Armenian Family of Ottoman Turkey.

An Armenian woman forced to march in the desert carrying her child.

public domain

An Armenian woman forced to march in the desert carrying her child.

A Victim of the Genocide. Name Unknown.

public domain

A Victim of the Genocide. Name Unknown.

Narrated by Julianna Margulies and with voice over readings by Ed Harris, Natalie Portman, Laura Linney and Orlando Bloom, among others.

Two Cats Productions, 2005

Narrated by Julianna Margulies and with voice over readings by Ed Harris, Natalie Portman, Laura Linney and Orlando Bloom, among others.

 

 

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