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Artists have used their art to protest against politics and politicians for years in Armenia. But after the 2018 revolution, many artists stopped using the tools they had developed to push their agenda—despite the fact that the new government gave them plenty of reasons for protest.

In this film, which was made in the summer of 2020, Hovhannes Ishkhanyan speaks with three artists—Karen Ohanyan, Artak Gevorgyan and Arthur Petrosyan—to find  out why they stopped protesting like they used to. And, inspired by them, Hovhannes creates his own piece of political art. 

Disclaimer: Armenian artist Artak Gevorgyan, one of the interviewees of this film, is a husband of Armenia media manager Sona Simonyan.