Time: 87 minutes

The first feature-length documentary film on the Armenian Genocide focuses on the tragedy unfolding during the last days in the city of Kharpert. Hilmar Kaiser, noted Genocide historian, has proclaimed the film, “…a unique achievement…the most comprehensive and authoritative case study of the Armenian Genocide in print or film!”

Voices From the Lake has been translated into French and is now being shown in all French-speaking countries in Europe and Africa. It received the Bronze Chris Award from the Columbus Film Festival.


written and directed by
J. Michael Hagopian

J. Michael Hagopian
Glenn Farr

narrated by
Carla Garapedian

executive producers
Walter Karabian
J. Michael Hagopian

photographer and editor
J. Michael Hagopian

original music
John Bilezikjian

associate producer
Barbara Gilmore

Tacy Atkinson
Herbert Atkinson
Garabed Bedrosian
Harry Chitjian
Leslie Davis
Garabed Der Minassian
Johannes Ehmann
Aghavnie Hagopian
J. Michael Hagopian
Marie Jacobsen
Sam Kadorian
Monsignor Joseph Kalajian
Katcho Kachadourian
Harriet Atkinson Newcomb
Alice Muggerditchian Shipley
Haiastan Terzian

Barbara Davis
Caleb Davis
Martiza Kachadourian
Martin Marootian
Seda Marootian
Lee Ryan
Esther Tapleband
Richard De Hart Williams

script consultant
Carla Garapedian

additional photography
Debra Halberstadt

location sound mixer
Barbara Gilmore

additional research
Hilmar Kaiser
Sarkis Karayan

production assistants
Colleen Briner-Schmidt
Tina Carlson
David Paul Hagopian
William Martin Hagopian
Joyce Longyear
Tamar Mashigian
Armik Safarian
Samantha Timmerman
Carol Wisniewski

assistant editor
Barbara Gilmore

sound editor
Ed Callahan

music editing
Dan Gaber

re-recording mixer
Jim Corbett, M.P.S.E.

graphic design
Edward Cook

title and animation photography
Nick Vasu, Inc.

negative cutter
Sin Gaw
Brian Ralph