“Ravished Armenia” (sometimes called “Auction of Souls”) is based on the amazing narrative account of young Aurora Mardiganian that was produced for the American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief in 1919, through which runs the thrilling story of the Armenian girl who survived the great massacre.
This newly restored 24 minute segment of Ravished Armenia was produced by the Armenian Genocide Resource Center of Northern California for the April 28, 2009 screening at the San Francisco Public Library. It includes a music score, and introduction, 125 subtitles and a slide show of several black and white production stills.
Run time 23 minutes 54 seconds
Producer American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief
Initial release: 1919
Director: Oscar Apfel
Produced by: William Nicholas Selig
Distributed by: First National Pictures
Cast: Aurora Mardiganian, Anna Q. Nilsson, Lillian West
Written by: Harvey Gates, Aurora Mardiganian, Nora Waln