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DOWN HERE

Country: Belgium / France
Year: 2010
Duration: 55'
Direction: Comes Chahbazian
Screenplay: Comes Chahbazian
Photograph: Comes Chahbazian
Editor: Julien Contreau
Production: Matière Première
http://matierepremiere.be/

Sinopsis

Spanish premiere

We are in Yerevan, Armenia. It´s a city, a country always in constant change, where yesterday´s monuments are tomorrow´s ruins. We are in Yerevan, where some children play and fight in the street. We are in Yerevan, but we can hardly see bits and pieces, like an intermittent jigsaw, like lost fragments of a country that is impossible to portrait in its entirety. We are in Yerevan, a chaotic and incomplete world.
Awards
Special Prize 
«Silver Apricot», Festival International Golden Apricot d'Erevan 2010, Armenia.
Festivals
Festival International Cinéma du Réel; Festival International Visions du Réel, Suiza; Festival de Cine Internacional Villa de Leyva, Colombia; Split Film Festival, Croacia; Arpa International Film Festival, EE.UU; European Film Festival for Documentaries documentART, Germany, Poland;Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Montpellier; Festival International du Film Documentaire d’Ajaccio CORSICA.DOC, France.





Comes Chahbazian.
"I am of that earth that I have never known. As with so many children of the Armenian diaspora, I was raised with the images of a country that are maintained by cultural and community memory. Beyrouth was the place of my childhood, Brussels, the place of my teenage years and now adulthood. Yerevan is the place that I carry within me, never touched, never known. Ici-Bas (Down Here), my latest film, was the opportunity to realise this encounter".
Filmography
Ici-Bas
(Down Here) (2010)
Y.U.L. (2002)
Untitled (2002)
À Suivre (2001)
ORGANIZED BY
Gobierno de Navarra NICDO
WITH THE AIS OF
Teatro Gayarre Fundación Museo Jorge Oteiza Civican Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Huarte Acción Cultural Española Radio 3 Euskalerria Irratia Cultura Film Revista Filmada Revista Don Institut Français
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