Sunday, May 03, 2009

MUSEUM: Armenian Film Festival (

Three Documentaries by Serge Avedikian
4 — 5:33 pm
Remis Auditorium

We Drank the Same Water (Nous avons bu le meme eau) (France, 2007,
72 min.). When Serge Avedikian was invited to a theater festival in Istanbul in 1987, he could not resist crossing the Sea of Marmara to find the town in which his Armenian grandfather once lived. The day he spent there left him with haunting memories. Incomplete, half-stolen images remained, revealing the furtive traces of an Armenian community forced to leave in the 1920s. The film centers on Avedikian’s return to Soloz in 2006 and attempts to restore the dialogue between Armenians and Turks and encourage people to embrace the future without forgetting their past. In French with English subtitles.

Lux Aeterna by Serge Avedikian and Levon Minasian (1998, 11 min.).
On December 7, 1988, a terrible earthquake ravaged an entire region of Armenia, including its second-largest city, Leninakan. Several hours after the seismic shock, the directors began to film the devastation.

Terra Emota by Serge Avedikian and Levon Minasian (1999, 10 min.).
Ten years after the devastating earthquake that destroyed the city of Leninakan, the directors returned to the scene to record the city and its inhabitants. Discussion with director Levon Minasian follows screenings.

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