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2012 Dr. Berj. H. Haidostian Annual Distinguished Lecture

Ararat - Ten Years After

The University of Michigan’s Armenian Studies Program hosted Atom Egoyan, writer, international film maker, and director, for the 2012 Dr. Berj. H. Haidostian Annual Distinguished Lecture.

7 pm, Monday, March 19, 2012

In this lecture, Atom Egoyan revisited the making and trajectory of his 2002 film Ararat, which offers a special and precious insight into the Genocide of the Armenians during the First World War.

With fourteen feature films and related projects, Atom Egoyan has won numerous internationally recognized awards including five prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, two Academy Award nominations, eight Genie Awards, as well as major awards at film festivals in Hamburg, Tokyo, Jerusalem, Reykjavik, Las Palmas, Hong Kong, Cairo and Athens.

In 2010, he had a full retrospective of his films at the Filmoteca Espagnol in Madrid, following similar events in previous years in Paris and New York.

Egoyan has been President of the Jury of film festivals at Cannes, Berlin, Venice and Yerevan, as well as a jury member at the Sundance, Toronto, and Tribeca festivals.