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Hale Güzin Kızılaslan / Turkey / 2015 / 21 ' / Armenian - Turkish / S.T. English


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DOK Leipzig, 2016

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A scenic film about displacement and the generational memory of the Armenian Genocide in present-day Eastern Anatolia.


Premiered at Dok Leipzig in 2016, THE RETURN is an independent film produced in Turkey by Armenian director Hale Güzin Kızılaslan, reflecting on present-day Eastern Anatolia, or the Armenian Highlands—a region where Christian Armenians had historically lived alongside Muslim Kurds. Through scenes from the everyday life of present-day occupants, Kızılaslan unravels the generational memory of the Armenian Genocide, remembered as the Medz Yeghern (“Great Catastrophe”).


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