Many Armenians do not even travel to neighbouring Turkey for a vacation, let alone move there – either out of fear or a long nurtured anger for the 1915 mass killings of an estimated one and half million Armenians which are widely recognised as genocide. While Turkey admits atrocities took place in the turmoil of WWI, it adamantly denies a systematic attempt to wipe out the Christian Armenians.
Reaching Out to The Other Side: an Armenian in Turkey
After finishing household tasks, Armenian and Azerbaijani women used to sit together and drink tea and discuss things; that was their moment of peace. Today, women have the same routine but their old neighbors are gone. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict closed the border between Armenians and Azerbaijanis and introduced tension that has restricted their lives and their relationships.
Bounded by Memories
Student migration has become a trend, a positive consequence of globalization. In this experimental documentary, young Armenian professionals filmed their routine while they study abroad, documenting the struggles and the new opportunities they experience in their host countries. The students speak about their lives in a foreign land and their expectations for the future, when they return to Armenia. These students have become the masters not only of their lives but also of this film about them. This short film is made out of content created by participants of the film.