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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.



Academy Awards Best Documentary Short Subject Shortlist

Best Documentary – ARPA International Film Festival, Los Angeles

Best Documentary – SEEFest INSTITUTE, Los Angeles



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,

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


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.

Catalog # EPF16015; UPC: 6-82086-16015-3; ISBN: 978-1-933724-55-3
40 Minutes; NTSC; Copyright 2016; Armenian, Turkish, English, English Subtitles

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