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.
To be fulfilled one must understand and embrace one’s roots regardless of how painful that process may be. Cultural memory can be a thing of beauty but it can also suffocate you. In this enthralling film we follow several Canadians of Armenian descent as they visit Armenia to try and re-connect with its past, and then move on.Albert Ohayon
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My Son Shall Be Armenian, Hagop Goudsouzian, provided by the National Film Board of Canada
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