Journey of an Armenian Family: Special Screening and Q&A

Join local filmmaker Roger Hagopian in conversation after a special screening of his new 30-minute documentary that charts his family’s journey from Ottoman Turkey to Watertown, MA, from the perspective of his father, Hurire, a survivor of the Armenian Genocide of 1915.

In 1992, filmmaker, Roger Hagopian recorded the story of his father, Hurire, born in Ottoman Turkey, and a survivor of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. 30 years later this documentary film blends that oral history within the context of the events of leading up to the genocide and expulsion of the Armenians, life in the refugee camps, the rise and fall of the small Armenian Republic to the Soviet Union, and the Hagopian family's arrival at Ellis Island, New York Harbor, and Watertown, Massachusetts.
Hagopian lives in Lexington. A history lover since his youth, he has had film screenings on Armenians, World War II veterans, and local American history, at universities, high schools, public libraries, churches, synagogues, community centers, and other public and private venues. He has also appeared on local cable television stations and radio programs.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room