The film presents a photographer’s memories on the past 20 years of Armenian reality: the self-determination war of Armenian citizens of Karabakh against Azerbaijan in 1988, the earthquake in Leninakan and Spitak, the tens of thousands of victims, the imposed blockade of Armenia by Azerbaijan and Turkey as a result of Karabakh war, shortages of gas, energy and food, five years of darkness and cold, and the political resistance that is still continuing. Despite of all the difficulties the establishment of Armenia is in progress.
CAST & CREW
Grigor Harutyunyan, Valery Gasparyan
Director of Photography
Ashot Movsesyan, Samvel Babasyan, Vahe Terteryan
Avet Tertertyan, Johann Sebastian Bach
Hayk Film Studio
In 1980, Grigor Harutyunyan graduated from the Department of Culture of Yerevan Pedagogical Institute named after Khachatur Abovyan. From 1981 to 1984, he worked as a director in Yerevan Studio of TV Films. In 1987, he worked for Hayfilm Studio and, since then he has been working as a director of documentary films in Hayk Film Studio.
Loyalty (Theatre) (1988), Theatre Square (1989), Meetings in Israel (1990), Artsakh Diary #2 (1995), La Bidum (1996), Without a Title (1997), Varos’ City (2002), Momik (2003), On the Wheels (2006), When the Cannonry Falls Silent… (2007), Yerevan: Love Confession (2007), Saroyan’s Testament (2008), Establishment (2009).