Sunday October 21 @ 7:00pm– Hamazkayin Theatre.
Armenia/France – Nicolas Tackian – 70 min. – North American Premiere – Q& A to follow the screening with the film’s Director and actress Alexandra Bienvenu who plays the role of Mina.
The word ‘Azad’ means freedom in both Armenian and Kurdish—the core theme in this dramatic feature. An Armenian artist, Mayak is determined to tell his grandfather’s story of survival from the Armenian Genocide through the medium of a graphic novel. Mayak is forced to confront his beliefs and deeply-rooted anger when he meets Mina, a young Kurdish woman who moves into the house he shares with friends. Through their turbulent relationship, both individuals discover profound revelations about their worldviews. A gripping film about one’s identity and self-perserverance.