Armenian Genocide documentary takes Best Feature Doc award in Glendale

Glendale resident Levon Parian took home the Best Feature Documentary award for “Crows of the Desert” at the Glendale International Film Festival, which wrapped on Sunday, October 22, The Los Angeles Times reports.

The doc, set during the Armenian Genocide, detailed Parian’s grandfather’s escape from the Ottoman Calvary and his ultimate rescue of 1,000 Armenians.

The film was based on Parian’s book and directed by Marta Houske.

Extraordinarily rare film and photographs as well as recently rediscovered documents have been gathered from archives around the world, to reveal the terror and heroism in this incredible story which took place a century ago in the Syrian desert.

View the documentary trailer below by clicking on ”watch on Vimeo.


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