Carla Karapetian is a former BBC journalist and the only American presenter in the history of BBC World News. She has gained wide recognition for her documentaries on the Armenian genocide, North Korea, Chechnya, Afghanistan and Iran.

She was born in the United States and grew up in Los Angeles with parents from Van and Sebastia.

In several of her documentaries, she has addressed pressing global issues. These include the films “Children of the Secret Country” about North Korea, “Lifting the Veil” about Afghanistan and “Forbidden Iran” about Iran. She directed the film “Screamers” about the Armenian genocide with the participation of the rock band System of a Down.

In one of the interviews, Carla said:

“For as long as I can remember, it was the denial of the massacres of the Armenians that always motivated me to act. It wasn’t conscious, it’s just there, simmering invisibly in all my work about the crimes that governments want to hide, the truths that people want to deny.”