dec 12: beyond the ararat
57 MINUTES | 2013 | IN FOCUS: ARMENIA / TURKEY | NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE | FILMMAKER(S): TULIN OZDEMIR
Born in Belgium to a Turkish mother, filmmaker Tülin Özdemir has always lived between cultures and histories. This honest and beautiful film documents her journey – both literal and figurative – of discovery. As she travels across Anatolia to Armenia, she listens to the women she encounters to learn about their traditions, the history of the genocide, and about her own identity.
SHORT FILM: GROWING HOME
22 MINUTES | 2014 | IN FOCUS: JORDAN, SYRIA | FILMMAKER(S): FAISAL ATTRACHE
In a dusty refugee camp in Jordan, Samer strives to achieve normalcy and happiness, all the while longing to return to his home in Syria.