Δευτέρα, 21 Μαρτίου 2011

Σμύρνη- Smyrna and Genocide


ΣΠΑΝΙΟ ΚΑΙ ΕΝΤΥΠΩΣΙΑΚΟ ΝΤΟΚΟΥΜΕΝΤΟ Y.M.C.A.=Χ.Α.Ν.ΔΕITE ΑΥΤΟ ΤΟ ΑΥΘΕΝΤΙΚΟ ΒΙΝΤΕΟ ΑΠΟ ΤΗΝ ΣΜΥΡΝΗ: Smyrna 1922 You are informed of a 35 mm film transferred to digital in 2008. It can be watched at: http://www.vimeo.com/10069165 The creator of this video Robert Davidian found the film made by his grandfather at his grandmother’s NYC apartment in 2008 and made it digital. He writes as follows on the above website under the video: "The Great Fire of Smyrna is the name commonly given to the fire that ravaged Izmir/Smyrna from 13 to 17 September 1922. Turkish armed forces systematically burned the city and killed Greek and Armenian inhabitants. This is based on extensive eyewitness evidence from Western troops sent to Smyrna during the evacuation, foreign diplomats/relief workers based at Smyrna and Turkish sources." - Wikipedia.org Μήπως τελικά δεν ήταν … «λόγω του συνωστισμού»;

Robert Davidian's grandfather, George Magarian, born in 1895, educated at the American College at Konya, Turkey and, later, director of the Konya YMCA, filmed Smyrna, Turkey, immediately after it's genocidal destruction.

The resulting 35mm edited nitrate film was hidden in my grandmother's apartment in NYC for 60 years. I was lucky to transfer it to digital before it completely disintegrates. -