Summing up our week in Armenia

Summing up our week in Armenia

Being officially selected at the Golden Apricot International Film Festival was great, in a packed program with red carpet opening and closing ceremonies, a press conference and two screenings in Gyumri and Yerevan. We also had the opportunity to meet journalists,...
Yeğya Akgün on being the voice of Taniel

Yeğya Akgün on being the voice of Taniel

When I first heard about “Taniel”, I wanted to be a part of the production. Taniel Varoujan is one of my favourite poets and he still has an important place in Armenian culture. When you get his art and the way he uses his pen to create a surreal world,...
A Trail of Ink, a River of Blood.

A Trail of Ink, a River of Blood.

Director Garo Berberian was looking for a piece of poetry to connect the narrative strands of the film shaped by Varoujan’s poetry through the 5 scenes: Arrest, Incarceration, Train, Prison and Death, and he commissioned Ben Hodgson to write a poem. The poem has the...
April 24th: Varoujan’s Arrest

April 24th: Varoujan’s Arrest

April 24th 1915, Taniel Varoujan, a magnificent poet, aged 31, was arrested at his home in Constantinople, never to return. Varoujan was one of hundreds Armenian intellectuals arrested that night which was the start of the calamity which became the Armenian Genocide....