‘Aghet: A Genocide’ Presentations and Screenings on East Coast

The 90-minuite documentary first aired on German public television (NDR) in April 2010. It won the 2010 German Prize for Best Documentary.

“Aghet: A Genocide,” German filmmaker Eric Friedler’s documentary about the Armenian Genocide, will be shown in key academic venues this month as part of the film’s eastern U.S. tour.

Panel discussions featuring Friedler will be hosted by the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Eastern Region and local affiliates after each presentation.

For his documentary, Friedler accessed various archival documents, consulted historical sources, and compiled the testimonies of German, American, Swiss, Danish, Swedish, and other nationals—physicians, social workers, teachers, engineers, missionaries, correspondents, and nurses—who had witnessed the Armenian Genocide.

In addition to including never-before-seen footage of the genocide, the film deals with the Turkish government’s international campaign of genocide denial and explores the political motivation behind it.

The 90-minuite documentary first aired on German public television (NDR) in April 2010. It won the 2010 German Prize for Best Documentary.

Applauded by Gunter Grass, Nobel Prize winner in literature, the film has sparked debate throughout Europe. It is now being showcased around the world on television and in major film festivals.

“Aghet” was shown on Capitol Hill in July, hosted by CongressmanAdam Schiff (D-Calif.).

Below are the December screening locations and times.

December 7, 2010 – 7:30 p.m.

Columbia University

Human Rights Working Group–SIPA

Columbia University Armenian Society

EU/European Students Association–SIPA

410 West 118th Street, New York, N.Y.

International Affairs Building, Room 413

December 10, 2010 – 6:00 p.m.

Harvard University*

Kennedy School of Government, Institute of Politics and Carr Center for Human Rights

Panel discussion to follow with Eric Friedler and Habib Afram, president of Christian Leagues of Lebanon

Kennedy School, IOP Forum, Cambridge, Mass.

* Event not affiliated with the ANCA-ER

December 8, 2010 – 7:15 p.m.

Ramapo College of New Jersey

School of American and International Studies

Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, N.J.

Trustees Pavilion

December 11, 2010 – 7:30 p.m.

University of Michigan-Dearborn

The Armenian Research Center

4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, Mich.

1030 CASL Building

December 9, 2010 – 7:30 p.m.

University of Pennsylvania

Armenian Student Association

38th & Walnut St, Philadelphia, Pa.

Huntsman Hall, S30

December 12, 2010 – 2:00 p.m.

Illinois Holocaust Museum

Hamazkayin Armenian Educational & Cultural Society and Armenian General Benevolent Union

9603 Wood Drive, Skokie, Ill.

These events were made possible, in part, through the support of the ANCA Endowment Fund and the Thomas A. Kooyumjian Family Foundation.


  1. This movie was so moving, and so well done, it’s hard to explain in words.  I hope it finds a huge audience and that one day, when Turkey decides to join the civilized world and apologizes for the genocide, this becomes required material for every student in Turkey to watch.
    If you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch it online for free.  There are a couple of links on Armeniapedia depending on if you prefer English or German.

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