After marrying Mathieu, Anna (of Polish origin) inherited a name which has historical meaning. An Armenian name with Turkish intonations which permitted Garabed, Mathew's grandfather, to escape the 1915 genocide. For their honeymoon they went to Turkey and traced the footsteps of Garabed to learn more about Mathieu's Armenian origins.
A road trip across the country mixing Animation, investigative film and historic documentary to report what the Turks think about the 1915 tragedy... A film about Armenian Genocide and Turkish denial
Filmmaker Mathieu Zeitindjioglou will be present at the screening to discuss and answer questions about the film.
About the Filmmaker:
Born in Versailles, France, Mathieu Zeitindjioglou has won recognition and several festival awards for his film shorts including The Man Who Was Not Hungry, Tell Me About Love, The Philanthropist and the Farm.
Mathieu’s Son of the Olive Merchant is the culmination of his artistic approach and a way to pay tribute to his Armenian grandfather and his roots.
View the trailer here http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hhEwENltQlk
Suggested Donation: $10 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
This event is sponsored by San Jose Peace and Justice Center