PeÅ Holmquist and Suzanne Khardalian

Documentary Film makers

I HATE DOGS! – THE LAST SURVIVOR with Back to Ararat

I HATE DOGS - "The Last Survivor" & BACK TO ARARAT Institutional Version
Two documentary films on the Armenian Genocide on the same DVD
English, French, Swedish versions
by PeÅ Holmquist and Suzanne Khardalian

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I HATE DOGS- the last survivor
Garbis is a very energetic 99-year-old.; he has just met his new companion, Seta. They live in Paris, only a few blocks away from the Arc de Triomphe. Garbis, an Armenian, is one of the very last survivors of the 1915 genocide. On the death march to Deir ez-Zor he lost the whole of the rest of his family in the genocide committed by the Young Turks.

This year it is ninety years since the genocide was committed and, to this day, Turkey has failed to acknowledge committing genocide on the Armenians, though the EU and many other European countries have recognised the fact. In his apartment, Garbis follows the news at his reading aid; he reads of how Turkey is approaching the EU in order eventually to become a member state –without even acknowledging the Turks’ part in the genocide. Garbis managed to create a good new life for himself in spite of the tragedy a trauma which nevertheless affects him profoundly, emotionally – he still has very powerful feelings about it.

Garbis has a deep secret, a secret that has made him hate dogs.

A film about the art of survival.



Review:
"For anyone having the slightest difficulty in understanding what genocide means to the individual, this film is an ABSOLUTE MUST”. Kulturnytt, Swedish Radio

EXTRA FILM : BACK TO ARARAT , 100 min, 1988
By PeÅ Holmquist and Suzanne Khardalian
This is the first feature-length documentary film about the genocide of the Armenians. The film received many awards, for example “Guldbaggen” for Best Swedish Film, 1988. The film has been shown all over the world and is included on the DVD together with ”I Hate Dogs – the Last Survivor”.

Reviews :
”Comic, tragic, bizarre, magnificent” THE GULDBAGGEN JURY
“Difficult to watch without a sense of outrage” LOS ANGELES TIMES
“A poem of struggle” LE FIGARO
“Chilling report of pre-Nazi holocaust” TORONTO STAR


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