Armenian Film Society to Present Naré Mkrtchyan’s Powerful New Film, The Other Side of Home
January 05, 2017
GLENDALE – Abril Bookstore’s Armenian Film Society will present a powerful new film chosen as one of the top ten documentaries at the Oscars, The Other Side of Home, directed by Naré Mkrtchyan, on Friday, January 13, 2016 at 7:30pm Abril Bookstore – 415 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA. Admission is free. Director will be present during screening.
Maya and Nare travel together for forty minutes; in step with time but in different directions. They have appeared on different sides of the same story. It’s the same home in Sebastia (now the town of Sivas in Turkey), that unites the two women. But they are in different sides of this home.
In November 2016, it was revealed that this film, that had made it past the preliminary stage of the Oscars and selected as one of the top ten short documentary films, is about the Armenian Genocide. Nare Mkrtchyan is the director of The Other Side of Home. It was produced by Academy Award winner Rob Fried.
GenEd, ‘The Other Side of Home’ Applauded at Bay Area Events
November 29, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO, SUNNYVALE, Calif. (GenEd)—The San Francisco Bay Area community welcomed The Genocide Education Project (GenEd) and The Other Side of Home filmmakers Naré Mkrtchyan and Iliana Guevara at events in San Francisco and Sunnyvale on November 18 and 19.
After a presentation about GenEd by Board Member, Roxanne Makasdjian, The Other Side of Home was screened. The film was recently named as one of the final 10 films from which five Academy Award nominees will be chosen for the Short Documentary category. Conceived, directed and narrated by Mkrtchyan, the 40-minute documentary follows her on a trip Turkey in April, 2015, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
Arpa International Film Festival Closes with a Bang!
November 18, 2016
BY SHARON SWAINSON
The 19th Arpa International Film Festival (AIFF) concluded with its prestigious awards ceremony on November 6, at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Cheers to Michael Ashjian, festival director and the whole Arpa team, for making sure that the four day film screenings, Q&As, special premiers, and first time behind the scenes of the upcoming film “The Promise” ran smoothly.
While Hollywood will have to wait a few more weeks for the documentary feature shortlist to be announced Dec. 5, the Academy's documentary branch has named the 10 shorts (out of 61 submissions) that made the first cut in the category's runup to the Oscar nominations, which will be announced Jan. 27. The selections come from all corners of the globe, shining light on the triumphs and tragedies surmounted by subjects ranging from Syrian refugees to Holocaust survivors.
Dir. Naré Mkrtchyan on Oscar-Shortlisted Doc ‘The Other Side of Home’ About the Armenian Genocide 100 Years Later
November 08, 2016
An open wound continues to haunt Armenians, both those living in what remains of their homeland and the even larger Diaspora, a century after their collective family tree was savagely uprooted via a genocide, an act that remains unrecognized by the perpetrators. As Turkey, which in those days was known as the Ottoman Empire, continuously refuses to acknowledge the mass murder of Armenians that began in 1915 as genocide, the Armenian fight for justice grows stronger.
GenEd to Host Director, Producer of Oscar Contender ‘The Other Side of Home’
November 03, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO, SUNNYVALE, California—The Genocide Education Project (GenEd) is hosting an event with Director Naré Mkrtchyan and Executive Producer Iliana Guevara of Oscar contending film “The Other Side of Home” on November 18 in San Francisco, California and November 19 in Sunnyvale, California.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that “The Other Side of Home” is one of the final ten contenders in the Academy Awards’ Documentary Short Subject category.
Interview: Nare Mkrtchyan on Her Oscar-Shortlisted Doc ‘The Other Side of Home’
November 02, 2016
Recently selected for the Oscar shortlist for Best Documentary Short, “The Other Side of Home” is an eye-opening account of the legacy of the 1915 Armenian genocide by the Turkish government. Filmed during the 100th year commemoration of the tragedy, it follows a Turkish woman named Maya who has learned of her Armenian heritage. As she travels to Armenia to explore her mixed identity, the film provides a somber reflection on the complexities associated with this harrowing historical period. Earlier this week, I interviewed the director Nare Mkrtchyan to discuss the film and the importance of showing the humanity amid the atrocities. Below is an edited transcript of our conversation.
Armenian Genocide themed movie shortlisted for Academy Award nomination
October 27, 2016
YEREVAN, OCTOBER 27, ARMENPRESS. "The Other Side of Home" by Nare Mkrtchyan has been included in the shortlist of the "Best documentary short film" category of the Academy Awards. 9 other movies are included in the category. 5 films from the shortlist will be nominated for the Oscars.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 89th Academy Awards has been narrowed to 10 films, of which 5 will earn Oscar nominations.
Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 61 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation.
USC to Screen Mkrtchyan Film ‘The Other Side of Home’
August 29, 2016
LOS ANGELES—Naré Mkrtchyan describes her film, The Other Side of Home, as “a universal story of identity, denial, and how the experience of genocide creates a ripple effect for future generations on both sides.”
In 2015, a Turkish woman named Maya discovers that her great grandmother was a survivor of the Armenian Genocide. As Maya wrestles with this new reality, she comes to embody the conflict that remains unresolved between the two peoples. She has two conflicting identities: one that suffers and the other that denies the suffering and its causes. The Other Side of Home is a documentary that follows Maya as she goes to Armenia to take part in the 100th commemoration of the Genocide and to explore her new-found roots.
“The Other Side of Home” Takes Viewers to Turkey and Armenia for 100th Anniversary and Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day
April 28, 2016
“The Other Side of Home” follows the journey of an Armenian filmmaker and a Turkish woman whose lives have been defined by what happened over 100 years ago.
The documentary takes the audience from the streets of Turkey, where mention of the genocide is taboo, and many citizens believe that the event never took place; to the heart of Armenia, where hundreds of thousands of citizens have gathered to honor lost loved ones for the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
Armenian Genocide documentary to premiere Thursday in Glendale
April 19, 2016
A new documentary about the Armenian Genocide will premiere this week in Glendale.
"The Other Side of Home," directed by Naré Mkrtchyan, follows the journey of an Armenian filmmaker and a Turkish woman whose lives have been defined by the genocide, which began more than 100 years ago, according to a news release.
Անցյալ տարի Հայոց ցեղասպանության 100-ամյա տարելիցի կապակցությամբ հազարավորների հետ միասին Ծիծեռնակաբերդի հուշահամալիր տանող ծառուղով, հաղթահարելով շատ ու շատ հակոտնյա զգացումներ, հորդ անձրևի տակ առանց անձրևանոցի լուռ քայլում էր Մայա անունով թրքուհին…
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April 21, 2016
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