This is a promotional clip for The last Armenian, the fourth episode of the series In Turkey, made by Bram Vermeulen.
In this seven-part series Bram Vermeulen travels through Turkey - From Istanbul to the sparsely populated mountains in the east; from the closed borders of Armenia to the open southern borders shared with neighboring Arab countries - observing the rapid changes in a country that has a renewed fresh confidence.
In Turkey, was awarded the Special Award Discourse and Politics at the Erasmus EuroMedia Awards 2011 in Vienna.
EPISODE 4: The last Armenian
The borders are opened with the Arab world. But the border with the neighboring Christian Armenia remains closed . A trip to the snowy eastern Turkey, where the inhabitants are still trapped in the unspeakable history from 1915, when hundreds of thousands of Christian Armenians, but also Turkish Muslims were murdered and driven out. The closed border changed the town of Kars into a cul-de-sac: a forgotten area. But the debate has moved on, and the farther Bram goes along the border with Armenia, the more the stories about the past come loose. So Bram goes in search of the last eyewitness, an Armenian man of more than a hundred years old who survived 1915 and still lives among the Turks, on top of a mountain.
© VPRO First publication: 17 april 2011
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Produced by VPRO, The Netherlands
Presentation: Bram Vermeulen
Direction/Editor in Chief: Stefanie de Brouwer, Doke Romeijn
Camera: Erik van Empel, Jackó van 't Hof
Sound: Bert van den Dungen, Rik Meier
Research: Yilmaz Akinci, Mahmut Kaya, Emran
Küçük, Somnur Vardar
Production: Judith van den Berg
Editing: Matthieu Hes en Obbe Verwer
Colour correction: Gerhard van der Beek
Sound Mix: Rob Dul
Music: Wouter van Bemmel
translation: Emran Küçük, Halil Ozpamuk,
Fatih Yüksel, Nian Bakal, Beriwan Khalil
Special thanks to: Alex Booy, Huibert Boon
English, French and Spanish subtitles by Ericsson and co-funded by the European Union.