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Documentary Film and Discussion: My Mother’s Voice with Filmmaker Kay Mouradian
October 2, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
About the Event:
Dr. Kay Mouradian will be presenting her documentary, My Mother’s Voice, based on her novel. Researching through volumes in several libraries and archives in the United States, Dr. Mouradian visited the village in Turkey where her mother and her mother’s family, along with twenty-five thousand other Armenians, were forced to leave their homes. Traveling over the same deportation route to the deserts of Syria where more than a million Armenians perished, the author became acutely aware of the suffering of her mother’s generation and the lingering sense of injustice they carried. Like the 6 million Jewish people lost in the Holocaust, Armenians lost an incredibly vibrant, successful, and valuable gene pool of more than a million as a result of the Armenian genocide. This story of fourteen-year-old Flora Munushian, the author’s mother, brings an epic chapter in Armenian history to life and takes it to heart. Flora’s incredible story honors her people with dignity and personifies the human spirit of hope, love, and justice. Flora’s voice is that of all the victims and survivors of the Armenian Genocide, a story that must not be forgotten. “I am my mother’s voice,” says Dr. Mouradian, “and this is her story.”
The documentary was awarded Honorable Mention for Best Documentary at the 2012 Pomegranate Film Festival in Toronto.
About the Speaker:
Kay Mouradian, EdD, is a documentary filmmaker and author. A Professor Emerita from the Los Angeles Community Colleges, she holds a doctorate in education from Nova Southeastern University and degrees from Boston University and UCLA.