By Shushan ShatikyanYEREVAN. – At a press conference on Wednesday, Shanghai-based Armenian filmmaker Ruben Giney spoke about his documentary to be screened at the 11th Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival (GAIFF), which is underway in Armenia’s capital city.
The film is titled Andin [Beyond]: Armenian Journey Chronicles, and it tells the story of the Armenians’ attempt to link the East with the West. Giney informed that he came up with the idea of shooting this documentary when he had seen ancient Armenian coins in a Chinese museum.
The filmmaker added that over the course of the approximately three-year-long shooting of the film, its crew traveled 80,000 kilometers, and a crew member had died of an epidemic.
In Ruben Giney’s words, the film’s Mexican composer has fallen so much in love with Armenian culture that he plans to come to Armenia and learn to play the duduk. Incidentally, this Mexican musician plays duduk in the documentary’s soundtrack.
02:51, July 2
50 Cent performs in Yerevan (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
18:13, July 1Britney Spears' father explains why he bugged his daughter's bedroom during guardianship
15:12, July 1'The Crown' star faces harassment and rape threats
12:12, July 1'Friends' creator Marta Kauffman apologizes for lack of black characters in sitcom
10:12, July 1Kanye West is sued for copyright infringement
01:17, July 150 Cent greets from Yerevan (VIDEO)
22:03, June 30
50 CENT arrives in Yerevan (Video)
19:19, June 30Ex-manager sues Ricky Martin for $3 million
17:12, June 30Cameron Diaz returns to acting after 8-year hiatus
16:12, June 30Kanye West threatens to sue burger owner for using his image
15:12, June 30Travis Barker hospitalized for pancreatitis
14:12, June 30George Clooney and Julia Roberts to star in new film (VIDEO)