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Michael Hagopian

Michael Hakobyan (born 1913, Kharbert, now in Turkey)
He survived the Genocide by being hid in a draw-well by his parents. He immigrated to USA in 1923 and received degrees at Berkely and Harvard universities. In 1943, he performed his miltary service in India where he shot his first film about the Ganges iver. In 1950, this film was awarded the first prize at the Cleveland festival. In 1979 he established the Armenian Film Foundation in Thousand Oaks, California.

Filmography
Where Is My People? (1965), The Forgotten Genocide (1976), The Peak of the Himalayas (1980), Africa is My Home (1980), The Soviet Boy, Strangers in the Promised Land (1984), Cilicia... Rebirth in Aleppo (1987), Mandate for Armenia (1987), The Armenian Genocide: the Annihilation of the Armenian Population of the Ottoman Empire 1915 - 1923 (1991), From Bitlis to California: Karabians of Fresno (1998), Heritage, Witnesses, Voices from the Lake (2001), Germany and the Secret Genocide (2003).

 

 

 

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