ARAM, ARAM – Lebanon/USA – Chris Chambers – 78 min. – Ontario Premiere

A recipient of rave reviews and enjoying success at prominent festivals including the LA Film Festival. Director Chris Chambers delivers a thought-provoking drama about a young man’s experiences in gang culture in LA. Suddenly uprooted from his home in Lebanon, a twelve year old boy named Aram, goes to live with his grandfather, but falls susceptible to the crooked gangs of Little Armenia. The film explores the struggle of finding belonging, balancing traditional values with modern dreams, and ultimately finding one’s own journey. The film stars a powerful cast including the brilliant Levon Sharafyan as the grandfather, John Roohinian as Aram, and Sevak Hakobyan as the gang leader.