A daughter’s decision will change lives forever.
Straw Dolls is a crowd-funded short film about a father (Marco Khan) and his daughter’s (Michelle Yolyan) sacrifice for others shortly after the Ottoman Empire’s purge of Armenia in 1915.
Based on true events, the film shines a light on morality, genocide and the contestability of history.
Written by Caitlin Riblett, Jon Milano & Chris Naughton.
Produced by Justin Alpern, Jon Milano & Chris Naughton.
Cast: Marco Khan, Anthony Skordi, Mary Apick, Michelle Yolyan, Celine Talia, Sy Ozcan, Bahram Khosraviani
About the Director:
Jon Milano is an American film director who grew up in a largely Armenian community in New Jersey. After graduating from Chapman University, he shot his debut short, Dick (2012), followed by Parvaneh (2013) and The Misadventures of Landon (2014). Straw Dolls is his fourth short film.