Aurora's Sunrise

  • Feature Film
  • 2023
  • 90 Mins

At 14, Aurora Madriganian survived the Armenian Genocide and escaped to New York, where her story became a media sensation. Her newfound fame led to her starring in Auction of Souls, one of Hollywood's earliest blockbusters. Blending storybook animation, video testimony, and rediscovered footage from her lost silent epic, Aurora's Sunrise revives her forgotten story.

Film Credits

  • Inna Sahakyan Director/Producer
  • Vardan Hovhannisyan Producer
  • Christian Beetz Producer
  • Justė Michailinaitė Producer
  • Kęstutis Drazdauskas Producer
  • Eric Esrailian Producer

Critical Acclaim

Aurora’s Sunrise is far more than a bricolage documentary. It is a testament to survival... Sahakyan gives Aurora’s words and experiences new life and is an indelible piece of documentary work that demands to be seen and felt for all the real-life tragedy it explores.

Nadine Whitney, Alliance of Women Film Journalists