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Gyumri

Film
Title of the film Original title: Gyumri
English title: Gyumri
Hungarian title: Gyumri

Production and shooting info Country of the production: Czech Republic - cz
Year of production: from 2004 to 2008
Year of shooting: from 2004 to 2007
Length of the film: 68 min
Colouring: colour
Recording format: HDV
Original language: Russian
 armenian
Language of subtitle: English

Description of the content About 25 000 inhabitants of the Armenian town of Gyumri perished in a powerfully destructive earthquake on December 7, 1988. More than one-third of the victims were children. For nearly 20 years, the affected families have been linked in their attempt to come to terms with the loss of their children and the birth of new children. Most of the newly born children bear the names of their deceased brothers and sisters, whom they themselves have never seen. For some parents the new children have become a sort of substitute for the former children. The frequent comparisons with their deceased siblings can evoke an uncomfortable feeling in some of the children. Nevertheless, they continue to believe that the souls of their siblings live on with them, beside them, or directly inside them. The film tells the story of a city, whose bizarre scenery preserves the traditional culture and spiritual memory, which are revealed to us through pictures, stories, and familial motifs.

Credits Director: Jana Sevčíková
Producer: Jana Sevčíková
Cinematographer: Stano Slusny
 Jaromir Kacer
Editor: Anna Ryndova
Sound: Katerina Pavlovska
 Jaroslav Jehlicka

Company / Institution

Ethnicity and locality Etnic group: Armenian
Continent: Central Asia
Country: Armenia - am
Location
 (City, village, region, mountains, etc.): Gyumri

Tipology Type: non-fiction film
Form: documentary film

Related sciences Social science: psychology


Keyword: children
 family

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