Aurora's Sunrise

  • a woman holding a sun
  • a group of people standing together
  • a woman looking out of a car window
  • a crowd in front of a theatre


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Sep 10 7:15 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:Armenia
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Inna Sahakyan


Armenia's submission to the 95th Academy Awards - Best International Film

At only 14 years old, Aurora lost everything during the horror of the Armenian genocide. Four years later, through luck and extraordinary courage, she escaped to New York where her story became a media sensation. Starring as herself in Auction of Souls, an early Hollywood blockbuster, Aurora became the face of one of the largest charity campaigns in American history. With a blend of vivid animation, interviews with Aurora herself and 18 minutes of surviving footage from her lost silent epic, Aurora's Sunrise revives a forgotten story of survival.

In Armenian, English, Turkish, Kurdish and German with English subtitles.

Join director Inna Sahakyan for a Q&A after the September 3 screening. Moderated by animator Armen Melkonian.

Tickets: $15 (Members from $10)

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