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Italian 2002 and Italian 4402 present "The Lark Farm" film screening and discussion

October 12, 2017 ( 3:45PM - 5:45PM )

As adapted from the novel by Antonia Arslan and co-directed by legendary Italian brothers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, The Lark Farm marks one of the few international features to squarely address the 1925 Armenian genocide which occurred during World War I in the waning days of the Ottoman Empire under the "Young Turks" regime.  An Armenian family living an affluent lifestyle, the Avakians feel convinced that the rising tide of Turkish hostility on the horizon means little to them and will scarcely affect them.  Indeed, The Avakians ignore all the warning signs, and set about preparing for a family reunion of two well-to-do sons - landowner Aram, who resides in Turkey, and Assadour, a physician living in Venice.  These illusions come crashing down when a Turkish military detachment arrives at the house... (

Event Location:
Kennesaw State University
Prillaman Hall