By Danielle Saroyan
Armenian Agenda Associate Editor
tomorrow, the film “The Cut” is playing at Landmark E Street Cinema in
Washington, D.C. This film was written and directed by award winning Turkish-German
Filmmaker Fatih Akin. “The Cut” is based on events during the Armenian
Genocide, which resulted in the forced migration and diaspora of the Armenian community
in the Ottoman Empire.
November 4, 2015: 7:00 PM
November 5, 2015: 1:25 PM
November 5, 2015: 7:00 PM
“The Cut” is
an epic drama that takes place in the Ottoman Empire in 1914. The main
character, Nazaret Manoogian, survives the Armenian Genocide and discovers his
two daughters are alive as well. In “The Cut,” Nazaret searches for his
daughters from his village, Mardin, to the Mesopotamian deserts, to Cuba, and then
finally North Dakota.
forced labor, survives a near-fatal throat-slitting — losing his ability to
speak — and is witness to numerous other ravages and deprivations,” according
to a review in the Washington Post. “A scene in an Armenian refugee camp in the
Syrian desert is particularly harrowing.”
This film first
premiered at the 71st Venice International Film Festival in August
27, 2015 and has played in various locations around the U.S. such as Los
Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia.