Saturday, December 9, 2023, at 2:00pm Pacific
In-Person at the James Bridges Theater at UCLA, 235 Charles E. Young Drive East, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Admission is free. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
It Takes A Village... winner of the Best International Short Award at the 2023 Oscar-qualifying LA Shorts Film Festival.
OPHELIA HARUTYUNYAN, Writer/Director
YVETTE AMIRIAN, ACE and Adjunct Assistant Professor within the Division of Film & Television Production at USC
NATALIE QASABIAN, Film producer
ZAREH AREVSHATIAN, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
Winner of the Best International Short Award at the Oscar-qualifying LA Shorts Film Festival 2023, It Takes a Village... (2022) is a short film written and directed by Ophelia Harutyunyan, a U.S.-based Armenian documentary and narrative filmmaker.
The screening will be followed by refreshments and discussion with writer/director Ophelia Harutyunyan and Yvette Amirian, Adjunct Assistant Professor within the Division of Film & Television Production at USC, moderated by Zareh Arevshatian of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
Mariam lives in a remote Armenian village where there are no men, as they have all left for Russia for work. On her birthday, her hopes of having a reunited family are shattered, but she must put aside her own crushed dreams and build up her friend Anush's hopes of an idyllic life as she embarks into motherhood.
UCLA Narekatsi Chair in Armenian Studies
UCLA Promise Armenian Institute
National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)
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