At only 14 years old, Aurora lost everything during the horror of the Armenian Genocide. But with luck and extraordinary courage she escaped to New York, where her story became a media sensation. Starring in one of the first Hollywood blockbusters as herself in 1919, “Auction of Souls”, Aurora would become the face of the largest charity campaign in American history. With a blend of vivid animation, aged Aurora’s video testimony, and 18-minute rediscovered footage from her original lost silent epic, “Aurora's Sunrise” revives Aurora her inspiring forgotten story. The film blends animation with archive footage to tell a tragic story from contemporary history.
Armenia, Germany, Lithuania /2022
Vardan Hovhannisyan, Inna Sahakyan / Bars Media Documentary Film Studio
festivals and awards:
2022 – IDFA Amsterdam, 2022 – Docslisboa, Lisbon, 2022 – Filmfest, Hamburg, 2022 – Black Nights FF, Tallin, 2022 – Annecy International Animacy Festival, 2022 – Asia Pacific Screen Awards for the Best Animated Film
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