For decades, production of historical texts in Armenia was in the tight grip of Soviet state ideology. Post-independence, some topics previously repressed or omitted found their way back into Armenian history textbooks, however “memory gaps” remain.
Director Jivan Avetisyan of Tevanik and The Last Inhabitant talks about surviving the Spitak earthquake, the Karabakh War and the memories and experiences that have become the guiding force of his life and his films.
Women have been breaking stereotypes and crashing through glass ceilings, yet equity, diversity and inclusivity have not yet been fully realized. Armenian women in the film industry are beginning to change the narrative.