Created to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, this film looks at the genocide through the lens of Armin T. Wegner, a German war medic who photographed and documented atrocities against the Armenian Christian minority that were occurring around him in the Ottoman Empire during the First World War.

As Producer and Editor I oversaw every aspect of this film, from scripting, editing, sound design (including working with an Armenian composer to select traditional music), and production of b-roll footage. We were also humbled when Atom Egoyan and Arsinée Khanjian agreed to narrate the film for us in both official languages.

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Creating the film processing b-roll was quite a challenge. We had high-res scans of Wegner's original photos, but needed them to be part of the process in the film. The best was to achieve this was the old way. We projected the images and photographed them on medium format film, developed it and used it as a prop, then using the film created enlargements in a dark room. The image appearing on the paper in the film is actually appearing on the paper.

Below are a few images from the production. A screenshot of the final film timeline, a shot of the images being photographed on film, and a modern DSLR and the WWI era camera used as a prop. This prop camera still worked! For fun I went out with some 120 roll film and got some cool results. Lastly, the raw footage from the darkroom of the enlargement processing.

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