Roads Full of Apricots is a film about cultural identity shaped by a
tragic history. This documentary relates to the filmmaker's personal
experience of being displaced from his civil war-torn country; it is
a universal exploration of distant and present memories. Using archival
images, the film is a tribute to history, films, literature, music,
and other triggers of memory, as well as the inner experience of nostalgia.
Current images add to the archival material, revealing how much the
past colors our present and how quickly the present becomes part of
Writer, Producer and Director Nigol Bezjian has been an activist of
the Third World Films. He has toured from Argentina to Canada and Bulgaria
with his films, lecturing on topics related to independent filmmaking.
His latest film CHICKPEAS, which premiered at the Turino International
Film Festival, is the first American independent feature dealing with
Armenian culture and characters in the USA. Currently he is in postproduction
for his new independent full-length documentary tentatively titled "Kerezman".
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