Produced by J. Michael Hagopian, Narrated by Mike Connors, Filmed by Masis and Gregory Parseghian and Hamlet Nersesian
Ararat Beckons is a film of striking beauty and mystery on the first Armenian Expedition to reach the summit of Mount Ararat, the presumed resting place of Noah's Ark. Where many have failed and some even lost their lives, Masis and Gregory Parseghian and Hamlet Nersesian succeeded. Overcoming the hardships of incarceration, severe weather, local hostility and soaring altitudes, they accomplished their goal through sheer will and perseverance. The film became a reality after four shipments of film were smuggled out of Turkey over a two year period.
Ararat Beckons is more than a film of adventure, it is a poetic statement of the historic bond between a mountain and a people, a father and a son.
English and Armenian versions included. (49 minutes)
Armenian Film Foundation