Mediamax presents 100 Seconds project devoted to Armenian Genocide Centennial. The project is based on testimonies of Genocide survivors published by the National Archive of Armenia.
Srdan Golubovic is a Serbian film director. His film “Klopka” won a total of 21 international awards and was shortlisted for the Oscar in Best Foreign Film category in 2007.
For 100 seconds project Srdan Golubovic reads an extract from Armenian Genocide survivor Sargis Kaputian 's testimony.
National Archives of Armenia
Collection of Documents
Testimony of survivor Sargis Kaputian on the massacre at the village of Kyoshk of Hayots Dzor in Van district of Van province (extract)
August 14, 1916
First day they stripped us, then directed the guns at us and started waiting for an order.
One of the servants of the agha who felt a special animosity towards me asked the mob to give me to him to kill with more torture. They agreed with pleasure. I was separated from my friends, and we moved a few steps away.
He started beating me with a stick. I understood that I was going to die in any case so I attacked him. He shouted:”He’s killing me!”. Suddenly everybody came running towards me and shooting at me but fortunately it was a dark and rainy day and I managed to hide in а field because I was unable to run far; my legs were weak and I fell down.
After a long search they returned to the village. I had some rest and then climbed Mount Seg. I stayed there for 5-6 days in snow, storm and rain, hungry, thirsty and completely naked until I met some women from our village. They told me the village was completely burnt and everybody was ruthlessly slaughtered.
Producers: Ara Tadevosyan
Filming: Lena Gevorgyan, Mariam Loretsyan
Post Production: Tumo LLC
The source of Sargis Kaputian's testimony: National Archives of Armenia, Armenian Genocide by Ottoman Turkey, 1915, Testimony of survivors, Collection of documents, Yerevan-2013.
VivaCell-MTS is the general partner of 100 seconds project.