Saturday October 20 @ 3:15pm – Hamazkayin Theatre – PG 13.

Armenia/USA – 18 min. – World Premiere.


Tamar, an 80-year-old widow, visits her Armenian homeland to fulfill her recently-deceased husband’s last wish: to take a family photo in front of Mount Ararat. Tamar’s daughters however, Armine and Lori, are less than interested in going to Mount Ararat, and hope that the trip will allow Tamar to let go of her grief and find joy in her life. The three women are accompanied by Hripsime, an opinionated, sprightly taxi driver as their guide. With the Armenian countryside as their backdrop, the women struggle to find new meaning in their lives and broaden their relationships. Once they arrive at Ararat, they are surprised to learn that the picture Tamar wants to take won’t come as easily to them as they had hoped…


Director’s Bio:

Saro Varjabedian is an emerging Director and Cinematographer from New York. He is currently pursuing his MFA in film at Columbia University. He has been the recipient of several awards, having been recently recognized for his work with the Lebanese short film Jesus Loves Yusef. His talent in film has allowed him to travel across the globe to Mexico, India, Lebanon and Armenia. His work continues to receive positive accolades at international film festivals.



After Water There Is Sand Trailer from Saro Varjabedian on Vimeo.

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