Gyumri

documentary

Typology

documentary

Lenght

long

Czech title

Gyumri

Runtime

68 min

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2008

Production year

2003—2006

Premiere

04.12.2008

Language version

Czech, English

Director

Jana Ševčíková

Synopsis

On 7 December 1988, the Armenian town of Gyumri was shaken by a destructive earthquake. Many parents responded to the pain of losing their children by giving their newborn children the names of their dead siblings. To this day, most of these children have problems with this legacy. They believe that the ghost of their brother or sister lives with them or even in them.

Music

Music Composed by

Alan Vitouš (supervize)

Selected Music

Giya Kancheli (Largo molto)

Songs

Surb im Sasany, Garden Flowers, Gagachner, různé skladby a písně

Songwriter

Dživan Gasparjan (Surb im Sasany), Arman Aghadžanjan (Garden Flowers), Ohanna Mtghjan (Garden Flowers), Banda sonora (Gagachner)

Production info

Original Title

Gyumri

English Title

Gyumri

Category

film

Typology

documentary

Genre

documentary

Origin country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2008

Production Year

2003—2006

Premiere

04.12.2008

Distribution slogan

"I gave you a name so that it would continue to be heard, but I could not bear to speak it.”

Distribution

Mezinárodní festival dokumentárních filmů Jihlava (též DVD kinodistribuce/also DVD cinema distribution)

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

68 min

Versions

Czech, English

Subtitles

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 11. mezinárodní festival dokumentárních filmů o lidských právech – Jeden svět 2009

2009
Praha / Czech Republic
cena za nejlepší režii
Jana Ševčíková