Aurora’s Sunrise

Արշալույսի Լուսաբացը

  • Inna Sahakyan
  • Armenia, Germany, Lithuania
  • 2022
  • 97 min
  • Dutch Premiere
  • Best of Fests
At only 14 years old, Aurora lost everything during the horror of the Armenian Genocide. But with luck and extraordinary courage she escaped to New York, where her story became a media sensation. Starring in one of the first Hollywood blockbusters as herself in 1919, Auction of Souls, Aurora would become the face of the largest charity campaign in American history. With a blend of vivid animation, aged Aurora’s video testimony, and 18-minute rediscovered footage from her original lost silent epic, Aurora's Sunrise revives her inspiring forgotten story.

Credits

Director
Inna Sahakyan
Production
Vardan Hovannisyan, Inna Sahakyan for Bars Media Documentary Film Studio
Involved TV Channel
ZDF/ARTE, Public TV of Armenia, Lithuanian Radio and Television (LRT)

Contact

World Sales
Catherine Le Clef for CAT&Docs
Festival Handling
Maëlle Guenegues for CAT&Docs

More information

Available versions
96', DCP
Spoken languages
Armenian
Turkish
German
Kurdish
English

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