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In 1915 an estimated 1.5 million Armenians were killed by the Ottoman Turks. A Turkish woman, Maya, discovers that her great grandmother was a survivor of the Armenian Genocide. She decides to go to Armenia to take part in the 100 year commemoration of the Genocide in an effort to come to terms with her conflicted identity. The Other Side of Home is a universal story of identity, denial and how the experience of genocide creates a ripple effect for generations on both sides.


Born in Armenia and raised in Los Angeles, Naré Mkrtchyan tries to combine both: the American filmmaking technique and international, independent spirit. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Film Production from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. She has written, directed and produced over 60 short films. Her passion is telling unique human stories that connect people and move beyond the boundaries of nationality, gender, and religion.


Worcester Armenian Festival, Massachusetts
Philadelphia Armenian Center
Armenian Sisterhood School, Philadelphia
Gross Center of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, New Jersey
Pomegranate Film Festival, Canada
Chelsea Old Town Hall, London UK
Birmingham Film Festival, UK
Armenian Film Festival Sydney, Australia
Writers Guild of America, Los Angeles
Sayulita Festival, Mexico
Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles
Armenian Cultural Center in Sunnyvale, California
Armenian Cultural Center in San Francisco, California
La Femme Internationally Film Festival, Beverly Hills
Glendale International Film Festival, Glendale, California
USC School of Cinematic Arts with Shoah Foundation and USC Institute of Armenian Studies
Public Journalism Club, Armenia
Golden Apricot International Film Festival, Armenia
Naregatsi Art Institute, Armenia
Golden Apricot Film Festival, Armenia
Academy Awards Best Documentary Short Subject Shortlist
Best Documentary – ARPA International Film Festival, Los Angeles
Best Documentary – SEEFest INSTITUTE, Los Angeles


Catalog # EPF16015 ● ISBN: 978-1-933724-55-3 ● UPC: 6-82086-16015-3 ● NTSC

40 Minutes ● Copyright 2016 ● Armenian, Turkish, English, English Subtitles