|Title||Past Not-So-Perfect: Ararat and Its Reception in Turkey|
When Atom Egoyan released his ninth feature film, Ararat (2002), it caused heated debates in Turkey and elsewhere as a result of its subject matter: the massacres of Ottoman Armenians between 1915 and 1918. This article looks at the problematic reception of Ararat in Turkey, examining not only the film itself but also the literature pro- duced on the subject by journalists, opinion leaders, and academics. It argues that the official discourse on the Armenian genocide in Turkey also shaped discussions about the film in that country.
|Keywords||Atom Egoyan; Ararat; Armenian Genocide; Memory and Film|
|Journal citation||54 (1), pp. 45-64|
|Publisher||University of Texas Press|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1353/cj.2014.0069|
|Published||09 Nov 2014|