Crows of the Desert – A Hero’s Journey through the Armenian Genocide, is a documentary based on the Memoirs of Levon Yotnakhparian. It is the incredible true story of one man’s brave adventures to not only stay alive, but to help save his people from near extinction in the 2oth Century’s first genocide.
World War One was raging in the Middle East, as Lawrence of Arabia fought side by side with the Arabs against the Ottoman Empire. Caught up in the chaos, Levon barely escaped with his own life, time and again. Risking extreme peril, Levon returned to this dangerous realm to lead a small expeditionary group to rescue the scattered, destitute survivors of the Armenian Genocide.
Extraordinarily rare film and photographs as well as recently rediscovered documents have been gathered from archives around the world, to reveal the terror and heroism in this incredible story which took place a century ago in the Syrian desert.
Written & Directed by Marta Houske, Edited by Chris Toussaint & Brian Denny, Music by John Massari
Presented by: TF Educational Foundation
Executive Producer: Paul Turpanjian