September 1, 2016, 7:30 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building Lobby, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

The SCA Alumni Screening Series, USC Institute of Armenian Studies, The Center for Advanced Genocide Research at the USC Shoah Foundation, and Feeln, invite you and a guest to a special screening of

The Other Side of Home


Directed by SCA Alumna Naré Mkrtchyan
Produced by Naré Mkrtchyan and Rob Fried

Followed by a Q&A with Naré Mkrtchyan, Editor Amy Rosner, and Executive Producers Cristina Malavenda and Iliana Guevara, Moderated by SCA Alumnus Eric Nazarian

7:30 P.M. on Thursday, September 1st, 2016

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007



About The Other Side of Home

In 1915, an estimated 1.5 million Armenians were killed by the Ottoman Turks, in what historians call the first genocide of the 20th century. In 2015, a Turkish woman named Maya discovers that her great grandmother was a survivor of the Armenian genocide. Maya embodies the conflict as she has two conflicting identities living in her body: one side that suffers and the other side that denies. The documentary follows Maya as she decides to go to Armenia to take part in the 100th commemoration of the Genocide and to explore her conflicted identity. This film is a universal story of identity, denial, and how the experience of genocide creates a ripple effect for future generations on both sides.

Provided courtesy of Feeln. Not rated. Running time: 40 minutes.

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About the Guests

NARE MKRTCHYAN (Producer/Director/SCA Alumna)

Naré Mkrtchyan is an Armenian-American filmmaker living in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Her passion is telling unique human stories that connect people and move beyond the boundaries of nationality, gender, and religion.

ERIC NAZARIAN (SCA Alumnus/Moderator)

Born in Armenia and raised in Los Angeles, Eric Nazarian holds a Bachelor of Arts in Film Production from the University of Southern California’s (USC) School of Cinematic Arts. He has lectured on the origins of cinema and the Armenian Genocide in campuses across the U.S. and Europe. Nazarian is currently working on the film adaptation of The Sandcastle Girls, Chris Bohjalian’s critically acclaimed bestselling novel. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America and a Fellow at the USC Institute of Armenian Studies.

About the SCA Alumni Screening Series

The School of Cinematic Arts invites you to an exciting free screening series featuring a dynamic selection of new feature films by SCA alumni and faculty throughout 2016. All screenings and events will be free of charge and open to the public, although we do ask for an electronic reservation for each screening, which can be made through the website for each individual screening.

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 7:00 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Ave. We recommend Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

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