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Pouria Heidary Oureh, Armenia 2016, 78 Min., OV with English subs
Followed by a talk with Nazan Maksudyan and Pouria Heidary Oureh

Aram, a young Iranian Armenian man who immigrated to the US in his childhood, returns to Armenia for the first time to propose to his Armenian girlfriend whom Aram met and lived with in the US. Aram sees many cultural, religious, and national differences on the one day trip, but harder obstacles are ahead.

Apricot Groves is a road movie back to home, where home is everywhere you have the beloved ones. A journey for the audience towards rituals, traditions, love and identity.

Pouria Heidary Oureh was born in 1984 in Tehran, Iran. From young age he was interested in visual and performance arts and storytelling, especially through drawings. He graduated from SAE institute of Digital Film in Dubai.

Nazan Maksudyan is a research associate at the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient. Her research mainly focuses on the history of children and youth in the Ottoman Empire during the 19th and 20th century, with special interest in gender, sexuality, education, humanitarianism, and non-Muslims.