Filmmaker: Arthur Sukiasyan

Surviving war and life


Khmorchik, a small restaurant in Yerevan, has quickly become a favorite hangout for locals due to its kind and talented cook, Shant. Shant wears his heart on his sleeve and goes out of his way to make sure his customers feel at home at Khmorchik even as he struggles to build a new life for himself in Armenia.  Shant is no stranger to war: he moved to Armenia to escape the Syrian war and, before that, he survived the Lebanese war. Now, he is providing much needed comfort to his new countrymen as Armenians deal with the realities of the latest war over Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh).