About the film
Much of metro Detroit music composer Dan Yessian’s career was built upon his ability to create catchy commercial jingles – think Detroit TV classics like his tune for a Dittrich Furs advertisement. But his life takes a dramatic turn when Yessian is asked to write a classical composition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, in which 1.5 million Armenian citizens were murdered by the Turkish Ottoman Empire in 1915. The film follows Yessian’s creative path and the piece’s triumph debut by the Amenian National Philharmonic Orchestra in Yessian’s ancestral homeland of Armenia. World premiere.
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Run time: 48 minutes
Director: Dan Yessian
Producers: Ohad Wilner
Editors: Stewart Shevin
Cinematographer: Matthew Yessian