March 27: Celluloid Exiles: A Brief History of the Armenian Genocide and Diaspora on Film

In Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide


(Film Screening Friday, March 27, 5:30 p.m. Peter’s Education Center Auditorium west of Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building)


March 27: Celluloid Exiles: A Brief History of the Armenian Genocide and Diaspora on Film   

Discussant: Eric Nazarian (Director)


Director Eric Nazarian will present a historical overview of the Armenians as represented in cinema, the genesis of “Ravished Armenia,” the first film produced in Hollywood about the Genocide, and later productions of the 20th century depicting the Genocide and/or the Armenian experience of exile including the films of Elia Kazan (America, America), Atom Egoyan (Ararat) and Henry Verneuil (Mayrig). Nazarian will also screen and discuss (Bolis), a documentary short film he wrote and directed, which tells the story of Armenak Mouradian, an Armenian oud musician from the Diaspora who travels to Istanbul to find his grandfather’s oud shop and a family heirloom that disappeared during the Armenian Genocide.

Co-Sponsor: Armenian Studies Program

All films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is not enforced after 4 p.m. on Fridays.

CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community. CineCulture is also offered as a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Mass Communication and Journalism Department. CineCulture fulfills General Education Integration Area Multicultural International (MI).

CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions.

Fresno State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us in advance to your participation.

For further information about CineCulture:


Dr. Mary Husain (Instructor & Club Adviser) at

(Club President Tom Boroujeni at