The film “Grandma’s Tattoos” will screen on Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m, in the Glendale Public Library Auditorium, 222 East Harvard Street, Glendale, CA 91205. Admission is free and seating is limited. Attendees receive 3 hours FREE parking across Harvard street at The Market Place parking structure with validation at the library’s loan desk.
The documentary film chronicles filmmaker Suzanne Khardalian’s quest to expose the extreme abuse suffered by her grandmother, a survivor of the Armenian Genocide. “Grandma was abducted and held in slavery for many years somewhere in Turkey. She was also forcibly marked, – tattooed – as property, the same way you mark cattle. I share the shame, the guilt and anger that infected my grandma’s life”, states Khardalian. Grandma’s Tattoos sheds light on the story of thousands of forgotten female survivors of the Armenian Genocide, many of them children and teenagers, who were raped, abducted, and forced into prostitution.
Following the film, a discussion will take place with Ara Khachatourian, the English editor of Asbarez daily newspaper, and Paula Devine, Chair of the City of Glendale’s Commission on the Status of Women. The program is sponsored by the Glendale Public Library and the Associates of Brand Library & Art Center. The film is the first offering in a film series sponsored by The Associates of Brand Library & Art Center.