Roger Hagopian, Film Maker
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    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 private homes.

    "For me, video is a way of telling history that is educational, multidimensional, and compelling."


    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 primer screening.

  • 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"