Description or Abstract
This documentary reveals the truth about the Armenians in 1915 and the Armenian Diaspora- more specifically in Egypt. After over hundred years of massacres and displacement, how they have become an integral part of the Egyptian society? Thousands of Armenians came and settled down in Egypt as new home and Egypt truly became their second or rather their substitute home. Since then Armenian community played a critical role in building that cosmopolitan nation we are speaking about its glory now. In 19th century, the Egyptian Armenian community began to participate effectively in building the Modern Egypt we know now. After 1952 and the nationalization policies adopted by Gamal Abdel Nasser’s administration, many Egyptian Armenians left Egypt. The diminishing numbers of Egyptian Armenians certainly led to decreased potential and less integration in the Egyptian society. Although their number has declined, they again, are taking its stands in building Egypt. They do not consider themselves as foreigner but Egyptians with an Armenian origin. Armenians shaped Egypt’s history- politically, culturally, and socially. This production is searching for an answer to the question that is kept for over a centaury In 1915, one and half million Armenians were murdered In 2015, ten million Armenians live and still expanding In 1915, first holocaust humanity has ever seen, the Armenian genocide. Many Armenians found safe haven in Egypt, and prospered here. This production is a message for all Egyptians and the Arab public, so that people never forget the Armenian genocide. And to remember that it didn’t destroy them, but made them the person you are today.
Armenians Genocide History Politics Culture Recognition Truth Armenia Egypt Diaspora Migration Nationalization Social Law Ottomans
Journalism & Mass Communication Department
[advisor not specified]
Mikhail, Miriam, "Double edge Sword: The story of the Armenians" (2016). Audiovisual Projects. 643.