The Armenian Americans
Premiered on Public Television, March 2000
Running Time: 60 minutes plus over 20 minutes of additional interviews and footage.
The Armenian Americans captures the spirit of this amazing culture and its legacy of inspiration, achievement, perseverance, and survival. Personal recollections from three generations of proud Armenians – including tennis champion Andre Agassi, author Peter Balakian, actor Mike Connors, actor/writer Eric Bogosian, actress/writer Andrea Martin, NCAA basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, historians, musicians, politicians, religious leaders, and corporate executives – pay warm tribute and celebrate why there has never been a better time to be an Armenian American.
The Armenian Americans hears voices from a generation invigorated by Armenia’s independent status speak with unprecedented candor about the 1915 Genocide that scattered survivors around the world and the ways in which Armenian American families have tethered this cultural identity for generations to come. The program illuminates a fascinating journey from the top of Mount Ararat to the top of America’s most successful industries in a very personal nostalgic family album.
The New York Festivals World Medal, 2000
International TV Programming
The NETA Award for Historical Documentary, 2000