MAP OF SALVATION – Armenia – Aram Shahbazyan – 90 min. – North American Premiere – F

The film is a documentary and is built on the basis of actual events only. The heroes of the film are five, European, humanist women that are witnesses of the Armenian Genocide and the founders of shelters for Armenian children and women who barely escaped death. Their extremely dramatic encounter with a tormented people unknown to them was fatal for these great humanists. And they left their comfortable lives in Europe, came to the Armenian land from different countries, and devoted themselves selflessly and unconditionally to the people residing on that land. The film is told by Finnish historian Svante Lundgren. Passing through the path of mission of the film’s heroes, he draws a new map: “The Map of Salvation.” The film is dedicated to the memory of great humanists as a payment of gratitude on behalf of the entire Armenian nation, other nations espousing humanitarian views, and generally all people who cherish noble values.