SYRIA, MY LOVE – Hayk Matevosyan – USA – 5 min. – Canadian Premiere

Based on a true story of a Syrian-Armenian artist who, after losing his family in the civil war, refuses to abandon his studio in Aleppo before he can finish his final painting. Screenwriter and living legend Mardik Martin (RAGING BULL) served as a mentor for this film. It is a powerful piece on courage, loss and strength. It also demonstrates the importance of the arts in our lives.