Free Screening ‘Crows of the Desert – A Hero’s Journey through the Armenian Genocide’ Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
Saturday, March 24, 2018 and Sunday, March 25 (see details below
Saturday, March 24, 2018 4:45 PM
Rialto Cinemas #8
Second showing added due to high demand:
Sun, Mar 25th, 12:30 PM @ Rialto Cinemas #6
Award-winning documentary ‘Crows of the Desert – A Hero’s Journey through the Armenian Genocide’ screens FREE! And panel on archival footage usage in documentaries takes place earlier in the day. Panel information at: https://sebastopolfilm.eventive.org/schedule/5a78ba41dba578001447a7ae
Saturday, March 24, 2018 11:30 AM
Little Red Hen-SCA
Spotlight: Witnessed through rare contemporary strips of imagery, today’s Middle East dynamics are pieced together. Director, Marta Houske, is a participant in the Archival Panel. She notes that filmmakers will enjoy some of the specific techniques employed in making this film. For example, hand cranked 100-year-old footage had to be adjusted to give the illusion of modern day film action in order to keep the consistent pacing of the film.
Crows of the Desert is the incredible true story of one man’s brave struggle to stay alive and help save the Armenian people from near extinction in the 20th Century’s first genocide. World War One engulfed the Middle East, as Lawrence of Arabia fought side by side with the Arabs against the Ottomans. In this chaos, our hero Levon risked his life to rescue thousands of scattered, destitute survivors of the Armenian Genocide. Extraordinarily rare film, photographs, and documents, gathered from global archives, reveal the terror and heroism of a century ago in the Syrian desert.
More information and ticket reservations at: https://sebastopolfilm.eventive.org/schedule/5a78e6d47c94ef0014839f48