Private Project

May I Go Blind

"May I Go Blind" is based off of the trial of Soghomon Tehlirian who murdered the former Turkish Grand Vizir, Talaat Pasha on March 15, 1921. Tehlirian, a survivor of the Armenian Genocide and subsequent member of a group of Armenian assassins called “Operation Nemesis”, held Taalat Pasha responsible for the deaths of his family because it was the Grand Vizir who decreed that all Armenians should be relocated and disposed of.

This animation attempts to illustrate specific moments that Tehlirian addressed in his testimony related to his personal experience as well as the overwhelmingly emotional nature associated with the experience of genocide, survival, revenge, and heroism.

  • Leah Bedrosian peterson
  • Leah Bedrosian Peterson
  • Leah Bedrosian Peterson
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, History, narrative
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Southern Colorado Film Festival
    Alamosa, CO
    United States
    October 15, 2015
Director - Leah Bedrosian peterson