The Heirs

25 min.

Filmmaker: Narek Harutyunyan

The Heirs


This is the story of three elderly masters who appear to be the last of their craft.

The film aims to reveal the nuances of their work and tell the story of their lives, including everyday problems and their struggle to earn a living using skills that society rarely needs anymore. 

While the men have different lives, they share a number of traits–they first learned their craft from their fathers and they were apprentices in Soviet Armenia. They are all still enthusiastic about their work and thrive on satisfying their customers. And all three worry that no one is left to carry on their work. 

This edition was produced in the framework of Chai Khana Fellowship program - Spring 2022