On April 24, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden did something no other American President has ever done. He declared that the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915 by Ottoman Turks was truly a genocide–the first genocide of the Twentieth Century. This declaration was an historic event, something Armenians had long been waiting for: official recognition by the United States of the genocide of their people. But this announcement left many Americans asking “where is Armenia and what genocide?” The press immediately tried to provide answers. Now, with so many Americans gaining a rudimentary understanding of the Armenian genocide, FINDING ARMENIA is an intimate portrayal of one man’s search for the essence of an Armenian identity that had always lived in the shadows.
This was part of a larger project we did for a high end audio company of a flamenco performance we produced in Madrid. We followed these musicians and dancers, most of whom had never worked together, as they rehearsed their way to the performance. The performances were magical. If you like flamenco music, you’ll love this.