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Chaghig Arzoumanian, Lebanon 2015, 72 Min., OV with English subs
Followed by a talk with Chaghig Arzoumanian

Nazareth was twelve years old, Lousaper still a newborn, when the Armenian genocide was perpetrated in 1915. The film traces the paths of their solitary peregrination throughout exile; from their village of Burunkişla to Beirut, passing through Cairo, Karantina and an orphanage in Saida before meeting again, years later, around a lunch table in Lebanon where they fell in love and decided to start a family.

Chaghig Arzoumanian graduated from the University of Paris VIII holding a double master degree in film direction and valorization of film heritage. She directed several short movies and a medium feature and published a photo book that scrutinizes the history of the first mental asylum of Lebanon.