The film refers to a great friend of the Armenians, a danish missionary Maria Jacobsen.
In Maria Jacobsen’s journal there are lots of vivid evidence about the crime committed by the Turks towards the Armenians. In 1928, she founded the orphanage-college “Bird’s Nest” in Lebanon, where numerous genocide-survivor Armenian children found a shelter. Not paying attention to the danger of the direct contact, Jacobsen took care of the orphan Armenian children with typhoid fever and other diseases. The orphans called her mama Jacobsen. In 1950, Maria Jacobsen received the Danish Kingdom’s Gold Medal Award, and the Gold Medal of Honor of Lebanon in 1954.
CAST & CREW
Director of Photography
Hayk Documentary Film Studio G. Chaush Str. 50 Yerevan, Armenia, 0088
In 1983, Vrezh Petrosyan graduated from the Cinematographer Department of Moscow State Instittute of Cinematography (VGIK). Since 1976, he has worked at Hayfilm Studio. Professor at Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinema.
The Echo of Silence in the Desert (Thirsty Source) (1992), The Break that Lasts Forever (1996), Karen Jeppe: The Danish Mother of Armenians (1996), I Live with Those Alive (2003), Frid (A Monologue odf a Sculptor) (2005), Trace of Light (2006), A Mission to Live (2010), Another Homeland: Diaries of Maria Jacobsen (2014).