a guest author here on PDP.
Now Kay is a film producer, too. She and director Mark Friedman have created My Mother's Voice, a documentary based on Kay's book. I've been eager to see the film ever since I knew Kay was involved in the project.
The book, A Gift in the Sunlight, is a novel based on her mother's experience of the Armenian Genocide, when a million or more Turkish Armenians were expelled from their homes by the Ottoman government. (Wikipedia labels it as "deportation, mass murder.") Young Flora and her sister were the only members of their once-thriving family to survive. Flora eventually made her way to America to marry a man she had only seen in a photograph, Kay's father.
From the looks of the flyer, we'll have an opportunity to learn about these events that many Americans know little about.
6pm, April 7th, Free
at the AGBU Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Center, 2495 E. Washington Blvd at Altadena Drive across from Victory Park. (The entrance on Washington is pictured.)
From Kay's website: "Flora’s
voice is that of all the victims and survivors of the Armenian
Genocide, a story that must not be forgotten. 'I am my mother’s voice,'
says Dr. Mouradian, 'and this is her story.'"