Finding Armenia

Finding Armenia

Finding Armenia

Saturday, May 18th, 2024, 3:00pm

On Saturday, May 18th at 3:00pm the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation will present the premiere North Shore screening of ‘Finding Armenia’ by noted Gloucester resident, documentary photographer and filmmaker Nubar Alexanian in the sanctuary of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church.

The program will include remarks with an audience Q&A with the filmmaker. After the screening, a reception with the artist will be held in the Church’s historical room for those who may want to support the completion of the film project as donors.

An intimate portrayal of one man’s search for his Armenian identity, Nubar Alexanian’s ‘Finding Armenia’ not only provides a vital history lesson for those unfamiliar with the Armenian Genocide, but also challenges its viewers to grapple with the profound questions that influence all of our identities. What does the healing of intergenerational trauma look like? What does it mean to regain control of our ancestral narratives? How can these narratives be reconciled with a hostile world? And what responsibility do we have to painful histories, even when they are not our own?


Nubar Alexanian is an acclaimed photojournalist and filmmaker who, for the past 50 years, has worked for magazines in the U.S & Europe including Life Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Fortune, Geo, Time & Newsweek, National Geographic and many others. He’s also produced & directed long and short form videos for organizations and companies such as Bose Corporation, The Conversation Project, MTV and others. Nubar has six books in print, including JAZZ with Wynton Marsalis and Nonfiction Photographs with filmmaker Errol Morris.

Since October 2012 he has been working on a feature documentary film which deals with the powerful legacy of the Armenian genocide and the ways that a century of silence and denial has shaped him and his family. His production company, Walker Creek Media, LLC was created in 2006 and produces short documentary films for non-profit organizations. He is President of the Board of Directors at Atlantic Public Media, Woods Hole, MA and formerly Board Chair at Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives, Inc.

Solo exhibitions of his work include the Walker Art Center, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Burden Gallery; the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph and Clark University with prints in private and public museum collections internationally.

Event Info:

  • Saturday, May 18th, 2024
  • 3pm to 5pm
  • Gloucester Meetinghouse
  • Tickets: $13.50 General, under 12 free



Gloucester Meetinghouse
10 Church Street, Gloucester, MA

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