Roger Hagopian, Film Maker
A history lover since his youth, Roger Hagopian is a 1972 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Boston where he received his degree in music.
His first film on an Armenian subject, The Journey of an Armenian Family, is about the survival of the Hagopian family of Van, where in 1915, the outnumbered Armenians, including his grandfather, Nishan, heroically held off thousands Turks and Kurds. His father, Hurire, was a survivor of the Armenian Genocide.
Hagopian has had film presentations at high schools, universities,
libraries, and community centers and
"For me, video is a way of telling history that is educational, multidimensional,
Films and Video projects:
1996 JOURNEY ALONG THE MIDDLESEX CANAL, the first canal in America, which received
the AT&T Broadband Regional Award for Best Documentary Film. See a narrative on the Canal Walk in 1999
1999 JOURNEY OF AN ARMENIAN FAMILY
2002 MEMORIES OF MARASH, THE LEGACY OF A LOST ARMENIAN COMMUNITY, which received the Comcast
Regional Award for Best Documentary Film in 2002. See article on
2005 THE ARMENIANS OF THE HOOD RUBBER COMPANY - short highlight film -
2006 VICTORY AT VAN - 2006
2006 OUR BOYS, ARMENIAN-AMERICAN WORLD WAR II VETERANS, co-produced with Tom Spera
2007 MEMORY FRAGMENTS OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE -
2009 DESTINATION WATERTOWN: THE ARMENIANS OF HOOD RUBBER - see description
and Weekly Article
2011THE CANAL THAT BISECTED BOSTON- see description
Films in progress:
The Quabbin Reservoir and the lost villages of the swift river valley
Sequel to "Our Boys"