ARS of Eastern USA Sponsors the World Premiere of Bared Maronian’s Women of 1915, in New Jersey

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WATERTOWN, MA – APRIL 25, 2016 – The Armenian Relief Society (ARS) of Eastern U.S.A., a non-profit women’s organization, today announced the world premiere of Women of 1915 – a documentary film by award-winning filmmaker Bared Maronian – which is scheduled at the Bergen Community College Ciccone Theater, on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 7:30 pm. Ms. Nora Armani, founder of Socially Relevant Film Festival in New York City, will be Mistress of Ceremonies. A reception will follow. A limited number of seats to the world premiere of Women of 1915 are available. Advance sales of tickets are $30 ($35 at the door) and may be purchased through or by calling (201) 790-0397 or (917) 679-6992.

“I’m honored that the ARS of Eastern USA is generously sponsoring the world premiere of my documentary Women of 1915, and grateful to its members and supporters who have, to date, raised over $100,000 for the film’s production,” said Maronian. “This is a timely release on the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, to honor and celebrate the contributions of the Armenian women while recognizing the humanitarian assistance provided by American and European women. I hope these stories of struggle, anguish and triumph will offer a beacon of hope to inspire those women who are caught in modern-day, war-torn countries struggling through similar atrocities.”

Four-time regional Emmy award winning filmmaker Bared Maronian’s documentary film, Women of 1915, is the first documentary ever to unveil the role of the Armenian women of the era who lived through the horrors of the first Genocide of the 20th century. The documentary highlights the integral role the Armenian women played in their respective communities and the heroic, humanitarian women advocates who came to their aid from around the world, and some who even died at war-ravaged Ottoman Empire to empower the Armenian women as pillars of war-torn, post-Genocide societies.

Maronian’s Women of 1915 follows his highly acclaimed documentary, Orphans of the Genocide, on the plight of the Armenian Genocide orphans, selected by the Hong Kong World International Film Festival, and nationally distributed by the National Educational Telecommunications Association to over 250 TV stations across the U.S.. Since its release, Orphans of the Genocide has been awarded: a Telly Award, nominated to the 2014 Regional Emmy Award in Historical Documentary category, was part of the NYC Filmmaker’s Festival, nominated as Best Documentary at the 2013 ARPA Film Festival, featured at New York’s Unspoken Human Rights Film Festival, and received the Audience Choice Award at the 2013 Pomegranate Film Festival in Toronto, Canada.

As the founder of the Armenoid Team, Bared Maronian specializes in producing thematically Armenian documentaries, and has produced three Armenian films. Maronian is a graduate of Haigazian University with a major in Political Science, and has attended Palm Beach State College of Florida and the Broadcast Career Institute of Palm Beach, Florida.

Ticket reservations by phone, please call: Diana 201-790-0397 or Sonia 917-679-6992.

The Armenian Relief Society was established in 1910 in New York City to provide educational and humanitarian assistance to Armenians throughout the world. For more information, contact the ARS of Eastern USA office by calling (617) 926-3801. The ARS of Eastern USA a 501(c)(3) is a charitable organization and all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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