Hiding Horrors in Full View: Atom Egoyan’s Representations of the Armenian Genocide
Atom Egoyan’s feature film Ararat (2002) was the first widely released, explicit cinematic representation of the Armenian Genocide, but it was not Egoyan’s first foray into portrayals of Genocide trauma and its impact on nationalism, cultural memory and denial. Although Egoyan, himself the descendant of Genocide survivors, has won critical acclaim for his films, critics have rarely acknowledged or recognized the extent to which earlier films focus on the same issues as Ararat. These issues are often hidden in full view for all audience members to see, but not necessarily to interpret correctly.
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