86 Lullaby

Lullaby (86)

16:00, Thursday 02nd July, Theatre A

  • Director: Verónica Castro, Abdollah Guivian
  • Year: 2006
  • Run time: 23'
  • Format: mini DV, PAL

Lullaby sheds light on the daily life of Christian Armenian Iranians living in Iran today. Armenians have maintained their identity in peace alongside Muslim Iranians for over 400 years. For many Armenians, the historic and living memory of the 1915 genocide defines Armenian identity, while others dream of a nostalgic past or a future near Mount Ararat, the symbol of Arnebiab identity. Since the Iranian revolution and the recently re-established Armenia, pressure continues to grow on this minority: should they stay in Iran, return to their homeland, or to join the Diaspora?

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