The Other Side of Home
The Other Side of Home

The Other Side of Home

Director Naré Mkrtchyan

Production year 2016

Length 40min.

Country USA/Armenia/Turkey


In 1915, 1.5 million Armenians were killed by the Ottoman Turks, during what historians call the first genocide of the 20th century. In 2015, a Turkish woman finds out that her great grandmother was survivor of the genocide and she decides to go to Armenia to be part of the 100th anniversary. Maya embodies the conflict as she is both Turkish and Armenian. She has two enemies living in her: one side that suffers because of the genocide and the other side that denies. This documentary is a universal story of identity, denial, and how the experience of genocide creates a ripple effect for future generations on both sides.


Naré Mkrtchyan
Naré Mkrtchyan



Rob Fried, Naré Mkrtchyan


Naré Mkrtchyan, Amy Rosner

Director of Photography

Jeff Dolen

Music by

Sherri Chung


Yasaman Kazerooni


Amy Rosner


Ali Cesur, Michelle Yolyan

Production company(ies)

Feeln 3130 Wilshire blvd 4th Floor Santa Monica, CA 90403

Naré Mkrtchyan

Naré Mkrtchyan is an Armenian filmmaker living in Los Angeles. She has executive produced and directed over 60 short films, commercials, and web series, winning many awards. She holds a B.A. from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Her passion is telling unique human stories that connect us and move beyond the boundaries of nationality, gender, and religion.


Soft Touch (2009), Family Dance (2011), A Day at the Airport (2012), Jill (2013), Animals Are People Too (2013), Journey of Dreams (2014), Be There (2014), The Other Side of Home (2016).

FILMS 2016