“Orphans of the Genocide” screened in New York

The “Orphans of the Genocide,” created by four-time regional Emmy award winning filmmaker Bared Maronian, was screened at AGBU New York headquarters, the ANCA Eastern Region reports. It will be aired at 8 p.m. on PBS affiliate WMHT ( in New York on June 6.

“The ANC of New York is pleased to work with Mr. Maronian to spread awareness of this significant film,” said ANC of New York co-chair Arousiag Markarian. “The documentary tells an important story in the history of the Armenian people, and we are happy to showcase the work of Mr. Maronian, a longtime active community member in Florida.”

“Orphans” is a documentary that takes the viewer through archival footage and discovered memoirs of orphans who lived through the 20th century’s first full documented genocide. It profiles orphans while unveiling many orphanages where Armenians were housed in the Middle East.

The film also explores the American Near East Relief Foundation in saving, feeding and sheltering more than 150,000 documented Armenian Genocide orphans between 1919 and 1926.

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