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A Story of People in War and Peace

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Year of participation 2007
Program Documentary Competition

A Story of People in War and Peace
Producer(s) Vardan Hovhannisyan
Director(s) Vardan Hovhannisyan
Script Vardan Hovhannisyan
Director of Photography Vahagn Ter-Hakopyan, Vardan Hovhannisyan
Edit Tigran Baghinyan
 

Synopsis

"Recently, my young son came up to me. He had seen my old uniform hanging in the closet. He asked me, 'Daddy, are you a warrior?' and I didn't know how to respond to him". It was this moment that Vardan Hovhannisyan describes as the turning point when he knew he needed to return to the archive footage he shot during the Karabagh war.
"The film combines strong and unique archival war footage from the trenches of a 20 meter battlefield with the human and touching stories of the survivors who are now living on in peace time. Twelve years later I had the opportunity to follow them over a year-long shooting period and was able to create a very close and intimate portrait of their lives and their universal stories".

     Awards
    Tribeca, 2007 (Best New Documentary Filmmaker Award)

Moscow Cinema
 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
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