An employee of film restoration laboratory Cineteca di Bologna works on the restoration of "Armenia, cradle of Humanity,” a film about the Armenian genocide at the Bologna laboratory, June 25, 2015.
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Rare, moving images of survivors of the 1915 Armenian genocide will be shown in Bologna as part of the 29th edition of the city's "Cinema Ritrovato" (Rediscovered Cinema) festival.On show during the festival are "Namus" (Honor), a 1925 work by Hamo Beknazarian that is considered the first Armenian film, "Sayat Nova" (The Color of Pomegranates) a 1969 film by Sergei Paradjanov and "Naapet," Henrik Malyan's 1980 film about a genocide survivor.The jewel in the festival's Armenian selection is the four minutes of "Armenia, Cradle of Humanity," shot in Turkey soon after the killing ended – a time thought previously to have only been recorded in still images such as those of German photographer Armin Wegner.
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