One of the most tragic, yet concealed, aspects of the Armenian Genocide is that thousands of young women who survived were forced into a life of prostitution and slavery within Turkey. The common practice was to forcibly tattoo these Armenian women as a sign that they were the property of their local abductor.
On Thursday, December 1, the AYF is teaming up with Asbarez Newspaper, the ASA at UCLA, and Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) for a screening of a groundbreaking new documentary, Grandmas Tattoos, which uncovers the story of these forgotten women.
The event will be held from 7 to 9 PM at UCLAs Perloff Hall, Room 1102, and will feature a special Q & A with the films director Suzanne Khardalian. Admission is free and open to the public.
This unique documentary is sure to break many taboos and shed light on a long neglected component of the Genocide haunting many of those who survived. All are encouraged to attend this premiere screening.
For more information, contact (818) 507-1933 or AYF@AYFwest.org.