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They Call Me Mother

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Year of participation 2008
Program Non-competition Programs

They Call Me Mother
Producer(s) Kjell Eriksen
Director(s) Magnus Jordheim
Script Magnus Jordheim
Director of Photography Torstein Nodland, Magnus Jordheim
Sound Andreas Eriksen
Edit Suend Euen Haerra
Cast Jussi Biørn
 

Synopsis

When Jussi Biørn steps into his attic and reopens old suitcases left after his grandmother, his life is about to change. He finds her diaries, photographs and maps, medical equipment and newspaper clippings. Jussi is captivated. He decides to travel in his grandmother’s footsteps and search for his own Armenian origin. He is confronted with a disaster of enormous proportions, the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Bodil Katharina Biørn (1871-1960) was a Norwegian pioneer, nurse and missionary. She devoted her life to helping the Armenian people, especially the children. She witnessed the Armenian Genocide up close, an experience that nearly took her life.

Moscow Cinema
 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
Daily
 
Festival Coverage
 
 
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