Beginnings

Yolun basinda

dir. Somnur Vardar

Beginnings

Yolun basinda

dir. Somnur Vardar

Beginnings

Yolun basinda

dir. Somnur Vardar

TIFF Cinematheque - Retrospective

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This documentary observes the proceedings of the 2012 "Speaking to One Another" project, which brings together youth from Armenia and Turkey in a framework of camaraderie and reconciliation to revisit "sites of memory" associated with the Armenian genocide of 1915.

The "Speaking to One Another" project brings together youth from Armenia and Turkey in a framework of camaraderie and reconciliation to revisit "sites of memory" associated with the Armenian genocide of 1915 and stimulate conversations about complicated issues of memory, history, genocide, truth and denial. Unobtrusive, observant and conscientious, Somnur Vardar's Beginnings attentively documents the dialogue that results as these thoughtful young people confront and engage with the legacy of genocide and denial with playfulness, passion and compassion.