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Far From Michigan

Silva Khnkanosian
2023 France, Armenia 77'
Thu 28
March
19h30
Pompidou Cinéma 2
Book
+ discussion
© La Huit Production
© La Huit Production
© La Huit Production

Armenia and Azerbaijan are engaged in a multi-secular conflict. A war breaks out again. In Stepanakert, capital of Nagorno-Karabakh, men are at the front, women hide in the cellars, director Silva Khnkanosian sets out to find them and keeps a logbook. Life is organized under the bombs, women follow the war on the radio or checking their phones. No one sees defeat as an option. Yet after 44 days of battles, radio announces the capitulation of Armenia.
We must leave.

Silva Khnkanosian is a director and photographer. She made her first film at 21: Nothing To Be Afraid Of. The film follows five women doing civilian mine clearance on the Armenian border. It has been selected at Dok Leipzig, IFFR Rotterdam, Fipadoc, FICCI Cartagena…and has won awards. In 2020, at the start of the 44-day war, Silva left to shoot in Stepanakaert. Far From Michigan is her second feature film.

Thu 28
March
19h30
Pompidou Cinéma 2
Book
+ discussion
Production :
La Huit, Cined Productions, Margins Media, Fotogram
Photography :
Areg Hakobyan, Silva Khnkanosian
Sound :
Jean-Marc Schick, Silva Khnkanosian
Editing :
Justine Hiriart
Copy Contact :
La Huit - distribution@lahuit.fr

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