SPOTLIGHT ON ARMENIAN CAUSES

SPOTLIGHT ON ARMENIAN CAUSES

THE GOLDEN CHAIN OF MERCY
Opening Night | World Premiere

The untold story of the Australian and New Zealand connection to the Armenian genocide is revealed in this ground-breaking documentary. A story of survivors, and of the Australian heroes who came to their aid.

IT'S SPRING (GARUN A)
Closing Night

An epic wartime-drama, inspired by true events. Levon, a talented musician, faces a dilemma when his sense of duty for his country collides with his future, when an unexpected war in Armenia disturbs the peace.

BLOCKADE
Spotlight on the border

Chinari is a small village in the Tavush region of Armenia, sitting on the border with Azerbaijan. For thirty years, Chinari’s inhabitants have been trying to survive with the Azeri’s threatening their existence. Among them, there is the Petrossian family. The film takes an intimate look into their daily life in their struggle for survival.

FROM ARARAT TO ZION
Spotlight on Jerusalem

Follow the treacherous path of Armenian pilgrims to the Holy Land through the centuries, who showed deep devotion and sacrifice to preserve the spiritual traditions of the Holy Land. A stunning documentary exploring Armenia’s Christian history, from Mount Ararat to the Armenian Quarter in Jerusalem.

Stones
Short Film

The brutal Nagorno-Karabakh War of 2020 ended in a Russian-mediated ceasefire forcing Armenia to cede territory to Azerbaijan. As a result, thousands of Armenians living in these regions were forced to leave their homes. Days before the handover deadline, a group of volunteers risked their lives to enter the Lachin region to search for and save beautiful sacred ancient Armenian cross stones, known as “khachkars”, from destruction.