Armenia’s Oscars submission ‘Aurora’s Sunrise’ has been named Best Animated Film at Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Five films were nominated in the category.
This highly prestigious film review is deemed the Oscars of the Asia-Pacific region, where the best films are selected and awarded.
Directed by Inna Sahakyan, Aurora’s Sunrise is a historical animated documentary film about the life of Armenian Genocide survivor Aurora Mardiganian, who shared her brave story of survival with the world, raising millions of dollars in humanitarian aid for survivors following the genocide.
The odyssey of Aurora Mardiganian from Armenian genocide survivor to silent movie star is close to unreal. Having lost her family, escaped slavery and now enduring trauma, she journeys far to tell the world of the Armenian Genocide as it happened. Once in Hollywood, as a star of the silent screen, her story becomes the biggest blockbuster of the time. 30 million dollars is raised, which will save 160 000 orphans, whose descendants number in the millions today. Her courage long forgotten, “Aurora’s Sunrise” revives Aurora’s story through unique testimony, archive footage, and the magic of animation.