Mark your calendar Friday March 2, 2018 Interview a filmmaker ARNAUD KHAYADJANIAN A movie about Nagorno-Karabakh 10:00 AM Pacific time
Through universal and unifying stories, inspired by true stories, Arnaud Khayadjanian pays homage to Nagorno-Karabakh, an emerging country. ARTSAKH, sometimes funny, sometimes dramatic, addresses a wide variety of themes such as friendship, patriotism, youth, culture, family. The Nagorno-Karabakh people present themselves to the world – through endearing characters – under a modern, courageous and dynamic face.
To the world, Nagorno-Karabakh would not exist, it would be an imaginary territory, a cloudless landscape, a fiction in the minds of its inhabitants. Yet, I did meet that so-called faceless country, a thousand-faceted people, bereaved by wars and orphaned by liberty, but still standing and heroic. Two years after Les Chemins Arides (Best Documentary Award in Yerevan), I had the immense pride to realize We Are Our Mountains. I was so fascinated by my meeting with the people and landscapes from Nagorno-Karabakh, that I wrote this project. Through this film, ARTSAKH, I wish to introduce this country to an international audience.
Risks and challenges
In Nagorno-Karabakh, many benefits in terms of image are planned. The film will be broadcast in cinemas in France and Armenia, on television channels, on the Internet, by DVD, at international festivals. Social and economic benefits are also expected thanks to the active participation of Nagorno-Karabakh people (actors, extras, technicians, translators); as well as expenses incurred in the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh (hotel, meals, equipment, logistics, etc.)