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Suzanne Khardalian

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Suzanne Khardalian

Suzanne Khardalian (born 1956, Beirut, Lebanon)
Suzanne Khardalian is an independent filmmaker and writer. She studied journalism in Beirut and Paris and worked as a journalist in Paris until 1985 when she started to work with films. In 1988, Khardalian directed Back to Ararat, the first feature length documentary about the Armenian Genocide ever made. It won the Guldbuggen Award for Best Swedish Film in 1988, the equivalent of the Oscars. Khardalian has also dealt with the war in Nagorno Karabagh in her movies. Two films were made. While in 1989, she made the first international documentary, A Secret War in the Soviet Union, on the liberation war of Nagorono Karabagh, when the movement was in its embryo. In 2002, Where Lies My Victory?, which tells about the fate of the war heroes, both men and women, depicting their post war lives. She also holds a Master’s Degree in International Law and Diplomacy from Fletcher School at Tuft's University and contributes with articles to different journals. She had directed over twenty films that have been shown both in Europe and the USA.

Filmography

Back to Ararat (1988) A Secret War in the Soviet Union (1989), Unsafe Ground (1993), The Lion from Gaza (1996), Her Armenian Prince (1997), From Opium to Chrysanthemums (2000), Where Lies My Victory? (2002), I Hate Dogs (2005), Bullshit ( 2006), Young Freud in Gaza (2009), Grandma’s Tattoos (2011).

 

 

 

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