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Armenian teenagers navigated changing rules and priorities while coming of age during Covid. Chai Khana’s first teenage contributor, 17-year-old Davit Kavkasyan, came of age during the pandemic. He and his friends experienced their last year of high school through the prism of Covid-19 and the reality it created. In Davit’s video, his friends Nane, 18, and Grisha, 17, reflect on how the pandemic affected their lives and the paths they have chosen for their futures.

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A way to adulthood

Davit Kavkasyan


The pandemic, home, war and love through the eyes of a child. Mushegh Hambardzumyan,9, lives in Yerevan but spends his summers in Stepanavan at his grandfather's house, where he likes to cut the grass, read books, and play among the apple trees. For this solitary young boy, it was easy to adapt to the changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, he is convinced that taking classes online has been good for him; now he does his assignments faster and manages to read more books. In this short documentary, Mushegh speaks about his life during the pandemic and his ideas of home, war and love.

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Mariam Yeghiazaryan