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My Son Shall Be Armenian

My Son Shall Be Armenian

| 1 h 20 min

Exploring the question of Armenian identity, My Son Shall Be Armenian follows filmmaker Hagop Goudsouzian, who travels with five Montreal men and women of Armenian descent to the land of his ancestors in search of survivors of the 1915 genocide. Through interviews with elders and the touching accounts of his fellow travellers, Goudsouzian has crafted a dignified and poignant film on the need to make peace with the past in order to turn toward the future. In French with English subtitles.

  • participation
    Lousnak Abdalian
    Martine Batani
    Gabriella Djerrahian
    Arudz Goudsouzian
    Patrick Masbourian
    Garo Shamlian
    Mariam Avoyan
    Manoushag Der Stepanian
    Gulenia Dzerouni
    Hagop Khayalyan
    Movsess Makhoulian
  • director
    Hagop Goudsouzian
  • researcher
    Hagop Goudsouzian
  • script
    Hagop Goudsouzian
    Georgette Duchaine
  • director of photography
    Alberto Feio
  • supplementary footage
    Lousnak Abdalian
    Martine Batani
    Gabriella Djerrahian
    Garo Shamlian
  • stills photography
    Patrick Masbourian
    Hagop Goudsouzian
    Jean-Denis Daoust
  • sound
    Jean-Denis Daoust
  • editing
    André Corriveau
  • narration script
    Michel Langlois
  • sound editing
    Leopoldo Gutierrez
  • sound editing - assistance
    Louis Desparois
  • production manager
    Jelena Popovic
    Sylvie Lapointe
  • production assistant
    Laurent Peyre
  • location consultant
    Nubar Goudsouzian
    Verjine Svazlian
  • interpreter
    Arpi Avetisyan
    Suzanna Haroutiunyan
  • guide
    Edik Hovhannissyan
    Haroutiune Donoyan
    Ludwig Malkassyan
    Gagik Garabedyan
    Hrach Avetisyan
  • narration
    Hagop Goudsouzian
  • voice director
    Kathleen Fee
  • narration recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • foley artist
    Stéphane Cadotte
  • foley assistant
    Antonio Mari
  • traditional music
    Ararat Petrossian
  • musician
    Ararat Petrossian
    Anahit Isagulyan
  • traditional song
    Anait Koutsouzian
  • consultant
    Houshang Hassan-Yari
    Raymond H. Kévorkian
    Levon Marashlian
    Lorne Shirinian
  • translation
    Grégoire Goudsouzian
    Nourhan Ouzounian
    Anrà Médiatexte
  • technical support - editing
    Martine Forget
    Martine Chamberland
  • online editing
    Sylvain Desbiens
    Denis Gathelier
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • computer graphics
    Louise Overy
  • animation camera
    Pierre Landry
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • archival research
    Jelena Popovic
  • marketing officer
    David Boisclair
  • administrator
    Denise DesLauriers
  • administrative team
    Hélène Regimbal
    Lise Lévesque
    Marie-Josée Lavoie
  • technical coordinator
    Jean-François Laprise
    Brigitte Sénéchal
  • line producer
    Christian Medawar
  • executive producer
    Yves Bisaillon
  • producer
    Yves Bisaillon


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Ages 14 to 17

Diversity - Identity

Have students investigate Canada's current position on the Armenian Genocide. Divide the class into groups, have each group research a different genocide and list all common themes. View Atom Egoyan's film Ararat and debate how it sparked controversy.

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