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Directed by Noura Kevorkian

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Director: Noura Kevorkian
Section: International Independents
Country: Canada, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates
Year: 2015
Language: Arabic, Armenian, English
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Barkev Kevorkian, Noura Kevorkian, Lara K. Scherzer, Jano Sherbetjian, Serena Kevorkian
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Barkev Kevorkian, Armenian, Hobby cosmologist and advanced-stage Parkinson patient, goes on a final journey through the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. Plagued by cramps and hallucinations, the mute man sketches a vision of his past and possible future, but also of that of his torn homeland.

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Meet the director

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Noura Kevorkian

Lebanese-Canadian filmmaker Noura Kevorkian had her debut in 2002 with short doc VEILS UNCOVERED about lingerie styles in Damascus. Her TV film “Code Green” 2006 was one of the first environmental reality formats. Her documentary ANJAR: FLOWERS, GOATS AND HEROES (2009) deals with a girl finding out all the old people in her village are survivors of the Armenian Genocide in WWI. She’s the daughter of Barkev Kevorkian, the protagonist.

Credits

Screenplay: Noura Kevorkian
Director of Photography: Wajdi Elian
Film Editor: Avril Jacobson, Noura Kevorkian
Sound: Victor Bresse
Producer: Paul Scherzer, Noura Kevorkian
Production Company: Six Island Productions, Saaren Films / Musa Dagh