Cycles of Genocide, Stories of Denial: Atom Egoyan's Ararat

  title={Cycles of Genocide, Stories of Denial: Atom Egoyan's Ararat},
  author={Donna-Lee Frieze},
  journal={Genocide Studies and Prevention},
This article focuses on Atom Egoyan's Ararat and explores how, through a convoluted narrative structure, Egoyan grapples with denial of the Armenian Genocide and the consequences of those denials for present generations—both Turkish and Armenian—illuminated in the film as an extension of the genocide. Egoyan uses a film-within-a-film to move beyond a popular definition of genocide as mass killing alone and links the understanding of stories, truths, and perspectives in everyday life to the… Expand
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