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Grandma’s Tattoos

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Year of participation 2012
Program Armenian Panorama

Grandma’s Tattoos
Producer(s) Peå Holmquist
Director(s) Suzanne Khardalian
Script Suzanne Khardalian
Director of Photography Peå Holmquist
Production designer Suzanne Khardalian, Peå Holmquist
Music by Alan Hovhannes,Vincent Boutolleau
Sound Jonatan Kruse
Edit Toby Trotter
Production company(-ies) 1.Peå Holmquist Film HB Prylv. 7, 126 37 Hagersten, Sweden www.peaholmquist.com 2.Sveriges Television. 3.Al jazeera English
 

Synopsis

“Grandma Khanoum was not like others. As a child I remember her as a wicked woman. She despised physical contact. This was a grandma who never hugged or kissed. And she wore gloves, which hid her hands and the tattoos. They hid her secret”: this is how Suzanne Khardalian, describes her grandmother. With her latest film she reveals the veil of thousands of forgotten Armenian women, who survived the Genocide but were forced into prostitution and were tattooed to distinguish them from the locals.

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