Exactly 100 years after the Armenian Genocide, a mysterious director stages a play to bring the ghosts of a forgotten tragedy back to life. 1915 is a mind-bending psychological thriller that will forever change the way we think about the past.
Written and Directed by: Garin Hovannisian & Alec Mouhibian.
Starring: Simon Abkarian, Angela Sarafyan, Sam Page, Nikolai Kinski, and Jim Piddock.
Featuring an original score by composer Serj Tankian, of System of a Down.
In theaters April 17. On Demand April 22. Pre-order the digital HD now (and get instant download of 1915 THE END BEGINS, a full composition from Serj Tankian’s soundtrack):
The 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide signifies a global demand for justice by Armenians worldwide and all people of good will. The March for Justice on April 24, 2015 is the largest in the series of AGCC-WUSA hosted events. Participants will gather at 10AM in Little Armenia and will march in solidarity for 6 miles to the Turkish Consulate in the Wilshire District to protest the Turkish government’s continued denial of the Armenian Genocide.
This Pan-Armenian March will unite, without exception, the Armenian community in its quest for justice while demonstrating collective strength and spirit. Protesters will thank those who have helped to spread awareness of the Armenian Genocide, and those who work tirelessly to prevent genocide elsewhere in the world.
The Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee Western USA (AGCCWUSA) was established to steer and coordinate commemorative activities in the Western United States.
New Children’s Picture Book Celebrates Armenian Easter Traditions
Carpinteria, CA (February 23, 2015)
As the world reflects on the Armenian tragedy of 1915, Pomegranate Publishing has released a new children’s picture book, Mariam’s Easter Parade, which celebrates the traditions of the Armenian culture. This April marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide in which four million Armenian residents are estimated to have died in Ottoman Turkey.
Written by Marianne Markarian and illustrated by Margaret Markarian Wasielewski, Mariam’s Easter Parade is a light-hearted story of young girl who might be too small to help with the Easter preparations, but she is clever enough to celebrate with her own special parade!
“While it’s important to acknowledge and remember the lives lost to the genocide, it’s also important to celebrate the traditions of the Armenian culture, which continues to thrive in a diaspora that extends from the former Soviet Republic to the United States and Canada,” said publisher Marianne McCarthy.
Armenians celebrate the Easter holiday with faith, food, festivities—and egg-cracking contests! The book includes a recipe for dying Easter eggs with onion skins and instructions for the Armenian egg-cracking game.
Markarian is a second-generation Armenian-American who used her grandmother’s life in the “old country” of the Ottoman Empire as inspiration. Her first book, The Pesky Bird, was a ForeWord Book of the Year finalist.
The illustrator is an award-winning artist and member of the Cincinnati Art Club and the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Detroit, Cincinnati, Florida, and Chicago. Her vivid pastel illustrations portray the beautiful countryside and colorful dress of the Armenian people in the early 1900s.
The book is available at Amazon.com as well as independent bookstores throughout the country. For more information, visit the company’s website at https://pomegranatepublishing.wordpress.com/.
Based in Southern California, Pomegranate Publishing is an independent publishing company that explores cultural integrity through books.