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Alik Tamar / Short Narrative / Armenia, United States of America / 2017 / 11 min / Colour / DCP
In Armenian / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Drama
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.

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Synopsis

A personal look at the effect of displacement, this film centres on Lori, a young girl who is travelling with her father by bus. At first, she believes they are going on summer holiday but learns from the driver that they are leaving Armenia. After already fleeing the war in Syria, she is now desperate to stay in a place that she considers her new home.

About the Directors

Alik Tamar is an Armenian-American independent filmmaker currently based in New York. Born in the U.S., she grew up in a family of performing artists from war-torn Lebanon. Alik’s background and exposure to the arts shaped her desire to explore the human experience through storytelling. In 2016, she earned her MFA in filmmaking from New York University’s prestigious graduate film program. Alik is currently developing her first feature film.

Credits

Director
Alik Tamar
Screenwriter
Alik Tamar
Producer
Ophelia Harutyunyan, Rajat Sharma, Alik Tamar
Editor
Ashish Ravinran
Composer
Ashot Kartalyan
Cinematographer
Laura Valladao
Sound
Eli Cohn
Assistant Director
Diana Avetisyan
Cast
Arpi Martoyan, Berj Djelladian, Arsen Soghomonyan

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