LOST BIRDS (Virtual Cinema Screening and Webinar)

Screenings during Fall 2020 –Spring 2021 will be virtual.

October 30: Lost Birds

View the film prior to the webinar Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m. (Register on Zoom for the discussion and a screener link and password will be sent to you) .

Discussant: Professor Barlow DerMugredechian

Sponsor: Armenian Studies Program

Lost Birds presents a historical tragedy that takes place in 1915, from the point of view of two children.  The story is about Bedo, played by (Heros Agopyan) and Maryam, played by (Dila Uluca), whose beautiful, warm, and happy lives in Anatolia comes to an end when their grandfather played by ( Sarkis Acemoglu) is taken away by soldiers. Out of extreme fear, their mother, played by (Takuhi Bahar), forbid the children to go outside, but being children, they sneak out to their favorite spot to play, only to come back to an empty home and an empty village. Their fear takes over, and with their bird that they had saved, they embark on a journey toward Aleppo to find their mother, and their fellow villagers. This beautiful film made by an Armenian and a Turkish filmmaker with passion is a cinematographic beauty to watch.  Lost Birds is the first film made in Turkey to depict the 1915 Armenian genocide. In Turkish and Armenian with English subtitles, 90 minutes

Step 1-Zoom Registration is required:
Zoom webinar registration: https://bit.ly/armenianstudieslostbirds
 (Links to an external site.)
After you register for the webinar/discussion a screener link and password will be sent to  you. Please make sure to register as soon as possible.

Step 2-Watch the film. It will be available beginning Tuesday, October 27 – 12 noon until Friday, October 30-12  noon.

Step 3: Join the webinar Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m.

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). For students entering Fresno State Fall 2018, the course satisfies a university graduation requirement.

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.

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Contact: Dr. Mary Husain (Instructor & Club Adviser) at mhusain@csufresno.edu


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