HOLLYWOOD– Markopolofilms and HB Pe Holmquist Films released the special commemorative DVD featuring two critically acclaimed documentaries–"I Hate Dogs-The Last Survivor" (2005) and "Back to Ararat" (1988).
"I Hate Dogs" is the new documentary short by Swedish producers Pe Holmquist and Suzanne Khardalian. The film explores Garbis–an energetic 99-year-old survivor of the Armenian genocide. Garbis inspects the effects of genocide and talks about the life he built in France. "For anyone that has the slightest difficulty in understanding what genocide means to the individual–this film is an absolute must," said Kulturnytt.
"Back to Ararat" is an award-winning documentary produced and directed by Holmquist–Khardalian–Gran Gunner and Gran Gurn. The Los Angeles Times stated–"It’s difficult to watch it without a sense of outrage."
The first feature length documentary about the first genocide of the 20th century–"Back to Ararat" explores several Armenian communities around the world and exhibits the struggles that the Diaspora faces in dealing with issues of genocide. Viewed internationally–"Back to Ararat" is considered to be one of the most extensive documentaries on the Armenian genocide.
Pe and Suzanne are amazing visual storytellers who had the courage to go where very few dared to at the time. "These films bring genocide consciousness to the big screen," said Raffy Ardhaldjian–one of the few genocide-survivors portrayed in the documentary.
"Back to Ararat" includes bonus interviews with filmmakers. The DVD is available at most Armenian-American bookstores for $20 and will soon be featured for purchase online at www.amazon.com.
To purchase the DVD or for more information on US sales please call 818.291.6490. For more information on arranging private screenings please call Eliza Karagezian at 818.291.6490. For more information on the films and filmmakers visit www.peaholmquist.com.
The Ani & Narod Memorial Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit–tax-exempt US organization encouraging the welfare and development of Armenian women and children through innovative cultural–educational–health and social programs.