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Film Screening | Coming Full Circle

Directed by Ara Shirinyan; 2017
Friday, November 3, 2017
5:00-7:00 PM
Space 2435 North Quad Map
"Coming Full Circle" is a collective version of three documentaries produced by "Versus" studio on the Great Repatriation of Armenians (1946-49): "My Unfamiliar Fatherland" (2012), "Oh, Fatherland, Cold and Sweet" (2016), "The Last Dream or Game Over" (2017). "Coming Full Circle" provides a unique perspective on the experiences of Armenian immigrants from the Middle East, Europe and America to the Soviet Union. Enthusiastic about their return to Soviet Armenia, these people often experienced exclusion and persecutions during the Cold War periods of Stalinism, the Khrushchev thaw and the Brezhnev stagnation. Based on more than one hundred oral interviews and eyewitness accounts of repatriation conducted in Armenia, US, France, Russia and Lebanon, as well as newsreels, photos, and numerous historical documents, this documentary bears witness to the lived experiences of the repatriates beyond the Iron Curtain.

Free and open to public.
Q&A with film producer and screenwriter.

Sponsors: Armenian Studies Program, Armenian Research Center, Dearborn; and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Building: North Quad
Event Type: Film Screening
Tags: Armenia, Documentary, Film, Migration, Soviet Union
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Armenian Studies Program, International Institute, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia