Director: Inna Sahakyan

96 mins, Armenia-Germany-Lithuania, 2022, Digital, F-Rated

Irish Premiere

Aurora was just 14 years old when she lost everything during the horror of the Armenian genocide of 1915. Two years later, through extraordinary courage and multiple miraculous twists of fate, she escaped to New York, where her story became a media sensation. Starring as herself in Auction of Souls, an early Hollywood blockbuster, Aurora became the face of one of the largest charity campaigns in American history. With a blend of evocative animation, interviews with Aurora herself, and 18 minutes of surviving footage from the lost silent epic, Aurora’s Sunrise revives a forgotten story of survival.

Notes by David O’Mahony

Screening as part of the IFI Documentary Festival 2023.

Book Tickets

Thursday 28th