Everything started with an attempt to recount the history of the Armenian Genocide, one more, through the exile of my grandfather: Soukias Soukoyan, from Armenia to Argentine. But as it advanced we discover that there was another “exile” with a different intensity, no minor, the exile of the pain of a memory denied: the memory of the Genocide, the memory of my own grandfather.
In search of his belongings we found an autobiography handwritten by himself: his birth, the exodus through the desert, his life. Something that woke up in me a need to better know my grandfather, my family, my people. Then we decided to transform the historical documentary into a dialogue between grandson and grandfather.
A conversation that would allow us to understand, amidst so much pain, where does the strenght comes to face this tireless struggle in life, which let my grandfather arrive to Argentina, where I would be born later.
I wanted to film my experience in this search of a collective memory of my family, and my people, using the animation to illustrate the autobiographical history of my grandfather. Between both experiences compose this documentary that has a clear objective: to denounce the complicit international silence that is a denial of the first genocide of the 20th century 100 years later.
This story is one more, among those of millions of families that suffered directly or indirectly the genocide, and the same way the pain is shared we also want this work to be shared
With a big part of the filmed material and a detalied workplan we want to open the next stage to many people that starting with the economic and symbolic support to this project permits us to honor the still latent pain, that this unjustice carries after 100 years. Already we thank you for your interest and effort, big or small in our support
Here is an advance of the documentary: the TEASER
If we don't reach the 100% of the funding goal, we will use it to do the following:
With the 10%
This will allow us to finish the translation of the autobiography written by Soukias, write the sript and record the voices in off, for the animated part and Facundo`s part, and obtain the rights related with music that will be used in the documentary.
With the 25%
We will be able, in addition to do the translation of the autobiography, produce the recordings of the voices in off with Soukias and Facundo, end the edition of the part without animation, and design the subtitles for the documentary.
With the 50%
We`ll have just enough to start the work for the animation: finish the complete story-board and the design and elaboration of the images that will later form part of the animation.
With the 75%
We will reach the threshold of the finishing of the Project. Even then we will be able to concentrate all the funding for the animation, story-board, design and image elaboration, and postproduction.