Poems from the Edge of  Extinction

Poems from the Edge of Extinction

I was driving, when the National Poetry Librarian Chris McCabe called me. ‘Tatevik’, he said ‘any chance you have some time to talk about Taniel Varoujan’s poetry?’ ‘How much time have you got?’, I said. (If you know me, you also know that I haven’t stopped talking...
Screening at The Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute

Screening at The Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute

Screening of “Taniel” movie took place on 17 July, at 13:00 at the conference hall of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute. Narine Margarian, the Acting Director of the AGMI welcomed the guests and presented Taniel Varoujan’s biography. “Taniel” is a...
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,...
Tigran Gaboyan on playing Varoujan

Tigran Gaboyan on playing Varoujan

We talk to Tigran on Skype, from his home in Gyumri. You can immediately feel that you’re talking to an actor, he’s comfortable on camera, and extremely articulate.  He’s a gentle, handsome man, with a smile always ready to brighten his face. He laughs when Garo calls...
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...