Writing out denial – In conversation with Canadian playwright Rahul Varma

Written by Shaké Sarkhanian One month has gone by since the production of State of Denial, written by Rahul Varma, at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts. The central plot of the play is propelled by Odette, a Rwandan-born Canadian filmmaker, who travels to modern day Turkey to collect stories about the Armenian genocide for her documentary. In Turkey, she meets Sahana, an old Muslim woman who reveals a secret to Odette, one that unravels the multilayered denial of genocide. The revelation takes the audience to present day Canada to meet Isma, a young Turkish girl ...

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A Canadian Mandate for Armenia

Canada encountered similar problems almost a century ago regarding humanitarian and military assistance to Armenia.  This article examines Canada’s failed mandate for Armenia in early 1920, which I hope offers a practical perspective to consider more recent humanitarian crises 1. Read More

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Ninety Years Ago

The Globe's Great Humanitarian Crusade

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