Friday, November 4, 2016

INTERVIEW: Nare Mkrtchyan

Recently selected for the Oscar shortlist for Best Documentary Short, “The Other Side of Home” is an eye-opening account of the legacy of the 1915 Armenian genocide by the Turkish government. Filmed during the 100th year commemoration of the tragedy, it follows a Turkish woman named Maya who has learned of her Armenian heritage. As she travels to Armenia to explore her mixed identity, the film provides a somber reflection on the complexities associated with this harrowing historical period. Earlier this week, I interviewed the director Nare Mkrtchyan to discuss the film and the importance of showing the humanity amid the atrocities. Below is an edited transcript of our conversation.

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