Annual Members Meeting with Election of Board Members and May Public Program
Destination Watertown: The Armenians of Hood Rubber
Screening and discussion of a documentary film by Roger Hagopian
Sunday, May 7, 2023
Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room
Watertown Free Public Library
123 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472
This 65-minute documentary recounts the timeless and universal story of immigrants escaping genocide and persevering through the hard life of factory work in America in the early decades of the 20th century. Interviews with stories and reflections of former employees of Armenian descent and East Watertown residents are interspersed with personal and historic photographs, maps, documents, artifacts and images of remnants of the old factory, once the largest of its kind in the world.
A history lover since his youth, Mr. Hagopian is a graduate of the University of Massachuestts Boston, where he received a degree in music. Roger has presented his films at high schools, universities, libraries, community centers and in private homes. He has created numerous family history documentaries and filmed lectures and events in the Armenian community. He writes, "For me, video is a way of telling history that is educational, multidimensional and compelling."
This meeting and program are free and open to the public.