BEYOND THE ARARAT, documentary by Tülin Özdemir (Belgium, Turkey, Armenia)

57min – HD Sony F3 – Color – Subtitles FR, NL, EN
Tülin Özdemir
Production: STENOLA Productions, Associate Directors
Sound Recording: Félix Blume
Sound Editing: Raf Enckels
DOP: Johan Legraie
Editing: Anne-Laure Guégan

Departing Brussels, Tülin Ozdemir shoots a “road movie” on the train, all the way to her grandmother’s village in Anatolia, the borders of “her” Turkey. This filmed search for one’s origins, enlivened by the sounds of the ancient songs shared by the two communities, is interspersed with encounters with Armenian women recalling the ongoing hardships of life in Turkish society since the 1915 genocide.

FESTIVALS : Visions du Réel (Nyon), FIFF (Namur), Medfilm Festival (Roma), Elles tournent (Brussels), Cinemigrante (Buenos Aires), Faito Doc Festival (Italy), Festival int. du film d’Amiens (France), Festival A Nous de voir (France)