AURORA'S SUNRISE

FESTIVALS:

* Annecy 2022
* Golden Apricot in Yerevan
* Thessaloniki
* Trieste
* Docslisboa
* Festival Carrefour du cinéma d'animation, France
* Hamburg FilmFest
* Animation is Film, IDFA (Best of Fests)

AWARDS:

* Silver Apricot


Aurora’s Sunrise

Category |Conflicts, History, Human Interest, Migration, Poltitics, Women
Year | 2022
Country | Armenia, Germany, Lithuania
Running time | 96’
Format |
Production | Bars Media Documentary Film Studio, Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion, Artbox Laisvalaikio Klubas
Director | Inna Sahakyan


At only 14 years old, Aurora lost everything during the horror of the Armenian Genocide. But with luck and extraordinary courage she escaped to New York, where her story became a media sensation.

Starring in one of the first Hollywood blockbusters as herself in 1919, Auction of Souls, Aurora would become the face of the largest charity campaign in American history. With a blend of vivid animation, aged Aurora’s video testimony, and 18-minute rediscovered footage from her original lost silent epic, Aurora's Sunrise revives Aurora her inspiring forgotten story.

The film blends animation with archive footage to tell a tragic story from contemporary history.


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