Between Massacre and Genocide: On Eric Friedler’s

 

 

~~Tomorrow is April 24–-the 101th anniversary of the Ottoman Genocide of the Armenian population of the Empire.  This posting is the second of three short essays that try to approach the topic of genocide.  It ran originally in Jadaliyya, on May 16, 2011.~~

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The equation of German documentary filmmaker Eric Friedler’s Aghét: Nation Murder (2010) is of two parts: aghét and genocide. The film’s voice-over proclaims that aghét (whose literal meaning is catastrophe) is the word Armenians use for what was …

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About Taline Voskeritchian

Writing teacher at Boston University; translator (from Arabic and Armenian); prose writer; occasional editor; incurable wanderer.
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