directed by inna sahakyan / co-produced with gebrueder beetz filmproduktion
She is a best-selling author, a Hollywood sensation, and a teenage survivor of the Armenian genocide. She is the girl who brought her people’s tragedy to the world.
Aurora's Sunrise tells the harrowing story of Aurora Mardiganian. Who, when she was only 15, under took a terrible odyssey from blood soaked eastern Anatolia to the very peak of stardom in Hollywood. Her brave actions during this journey saved the lives of tens of thousands. But a policy of genocide denial in Turkey and America has almost erased the memory of Aurora's heroism. Our film, featuring exclusive interviews, animation, and the last surviving excerpts from Aurora's 1919 cinematic masterwork "Auction of Souls", will reinscribe the legacy of this incredible woman.