Ararat is a contemporary story of two estranged families and their search for reconciliation and truth. It is also a historical reenactment (a film within a film) being made by a famous Armenian director, Edward Saroyan whose production is based on Clarence Ussher's actual book 'An American Physician in Turkey' which depicts the Siege of Van, and tragic events of 1915.
Seamlessly shiftng through time, director Atom Egoyan explores the quest for personal, sexual and cultural identity through the intimate moments shared by lovers, families, enemies and strangers. The film features a star-studded ensemble cast including Charles Aznavour, Christopher Plummer, Eric Bogosian and Brent Carver.
The 24th of april has been designated as the memorial day for the armenian genocide.
Adolf Hitler said in 1939: Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?
For more info check wikipedia's armenian genocide page.