The Armenians: A Story of Survival

In 301 A.D., Armenia became the first nation to adopt Christianity. Commemorating this anniversary 1,700 years later, The Armenians: A Story of Survival, tells the tale of these fascinating and tenacious people. This compelling documentary explores the journey and struggle of the Armenian people – from their humble beginnings near the Middle East through their Christian conversion in 301, their near elimination during the first Genocide of the 20th century to the birth of the Armenian nation.

Written, Directed and Produced by

Andrew Goldberg

Associate Producer/Field Producer

Shant Petrossian


Olympia Dukakis


Jacob Craycroft

Original Score

John Rinehimer

Production Assistants

Edna Leshowitz and Collin Wilson

Primary Cinematography

Zack Levy

Camera Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan

Jerry Risius

Camera Iran

Persheng Vaziri

Camera Turkey

Kat Patterson

Camera Syria

Armen Aroyan

Camera Israel

Mossi Armon

Additional Camera

Yervant Der Parthogh, Terrence Krigger, Brian Zeitchick, Lew Morris and Kevin Granahan

Additional Writer

Phyllis Magida