SOUTH PASADENA — To preserve her mother’s legacy, author and filmmaker Kay Mouradian wrote the biographical memoir, “My Mother’s Voice” which has since been transformed into a 25-minute documentary of the same title. Mouradian’s documentary “My Mother’s Voice” will have its New York Premiere at the Socially Relevant Film Festival on March 21, 2015 at 4:30 PM at the Tribeca Cinemas.
Mouradian says she wrote the book to tell the story of Armenian genocide during World War I, bringing to light the effects of war on Armenian families in the Ottoman Empire. This year, Mouradian is boosting the marketing efforts for her book with a new press marketing campaign.
“My Mother’s Voice” tells the tale of Mouradian’s mother, Flora, who escaped from the throes of WWI in Turkey. Upon reaching the interior of Syria, Flora and her 16-year-old sister, Verkin, were the only two surviving members of their family. Mouradian’s account is the story of Flora who, at age 14, was forced to make unimaginable life choices during a time of worldwide unrest.
“The story will appeal not only to young adult readers, but also to lovers of history who want to learn about the Armenian genocide,” Mouradian says. “As the 2015 100-year centennial approaches, commemorative memorials are being prepared for worldwide coverage.”
Kay Mouradian is a documentary filmmaker and author of books on yoga and meditation. She has a doctorate in education from Nova Southeastern University and degrees from Boston University and UCLA. Her documentary, “My Mother’s Voice,” is based on her book of the same title and its predecessor, “A Gift in the Sunlight.”
“My Mother’s Voice”
By Kay Mouradian
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 238 pages | ISBN 9781452561691
E-Book | 238 pages | ISBN 9781452561707
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble