SURVIVING THE GENOCIDE

Al-Ahram Weekly, Egypt
April 24, 2013

April is a month to remember for Armenians around the world. Two
years away from the centenary of the Armenian Genocide of 1915,
documentary filmmaker Suzanne Khardalian thought of finding out about
the fate of the Armenian women who were deported out of Ottoman Turkey
into the deserts of Syria and how they survived the Genocide. In her
recent visit to Egypt, Khardalian talked to Nora Koloyan-Keuhnelian
about her documentary Grandma's Tattoos, produced in 2011, which was
screened for community members, revealing the reasons she decided to
go through the journey of her family, through the mysterious tattoos
of her grandmother Khanum. A review of the film and an interview with
the filmmaker will appear on these pages next issue.