Van, national and international many films shown ‘Van Film Festival on the occasion, many directors from Turkey and abroad, and has made the players invited to host. The festival includes films of Armenian directors this year as in previous years were also shown. Van, written and directed by Alec Mouhibi the ‘1915 invention film with the audience says, and “Name” in 1915, though the film 2015, explains today, “said Garin Hovhannisian’l to both films, we talked about the book that tells the history of both families.
Who is the Hovhannisi gari?
I was born in Los Angeles. In 1989, after the earthquake in Gyumri Raffi Hovhannisi when my father decided to settle in Armenia. Two-three when I moved to Armenia, the country he lived there in the bad days. I was very tide in my life, half my childhood in California, passed the half of Yerevan. Also, from 1915 to today, extending the subject of the story of my family, “Family of Shadows’ (Shadows Family) I have a book.
Have you ever been in Turkey before?
This second development in Turkey. First, in 2010, came to visit in Istanbul. My great-grandfather was born Hovagim as gari (Erzurum) Tsitoğ visited the village, we want to find living in the house. In 40-45 years, he lived in the house married a Turk, with his mother. My dad, the man, without breaking “the house of my grandfather’s house” guy when it showed an interesting response; the girl made a gesture of the hand instead of taking the heart to deny. Perhaps he had in a gesture of thanks, we found that place to go.
What did you feel during your stay in Van?
It’s a beautiful city, history reminds us. Although there is no specific Van Van, who is a symbolic city, there are many Armenians who feel like me.
‘1915 film come from?
The film, called ‘1915’, though, is taking over today. Not about the past, it’s a movie about the future. Before we begin, I ask myself this question: “How is it possible that the effects of an event that happened 100 years ago continues to this day?” Yes, historians should do their jobs. On the other hand, the answer to this question is very important for the younger generation. We set out to find the answer.
Can you mention other book?
The book was released in the US in 2010. Turkish output next year (‘Memories of the Shadow: Centuries of an Armenian family’, trans. Pinar appropriate, Document Publishing.) 1915 today is about the story of my family. Book not as an autobiography, creating stories I wrote. I was thinking of writing the story of my family one day but I did not expect to do so at a young age. I’m a teacher at New York University while studying journalism, he heard one of the stories of my family and encouraged me to write this book.
Three generations of the book tells you …
The book consists of three parts. Kasper’s first Gabloyan, Hovhannisian to expand the story. Our history starts from Harput. Kasper young age, she sees everything that happened in 1915. Losing everything in hand, and from there to California, fleeing Fresno. The first section describes the genocide. The second section begins with Kaspar’s marriage. Kasper is an interesting character. Armenian who love, although one, until end of Armenian-speaking readers of Armenian literature and life of children, John, Ralph, giving American names like Richard. If the children want to keep the memories. Children do not speak Armenian. But for some reason, Richard kids, so my grandfather does not want to remain unanswered the question – especially, screaming thrown in his father’s dreams late at night rather than tenure track … experienced ones learn, find out the cause of his father’s screams, it was the purpose of your life. Over time, the US was one of the important figures in the Armenian Genocide issue investigating, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has established the Modern Armenian History. The family is the third part of the book was a gift to me nearly. My father Raffi, to be born in Los Angeles, although lawyers receive training at UCLA in 1989 after the earthquake want to return to Soviet Armenia. In the last chapter, Armenia, there have written us and our lives.