Irina Patkanian (Armenia/Russia/USA) 5'
Filmmaker Irina Patkanian's great great grandfather, Rafael (1832-1892)
wrote a poem about an Armenian mother whose baby can only go to sleep
to the sound of battle songs in a land ravaged by wars. In the summer
of 2003, Irina visited Armenia to shoot her film Armenian Lullaby.
She created a moving video poem - a beautiful montage of images propelled
by the reading of Rafael Patkanian's poem by Lilit Pipoyan.
Russian born, Irina Patkanian is an experimental filmmaker who lives
and works in New York City. Patkanian is the cofounder of the non-for-profit
film and theater company "In Parenthesis". Most recently
Patkanian wrote/directed and produced a digital short "Second
Egyptian" and she is currently finishing a feature documentary
"My American Neighbor" about the perception of America in
Russia, France, Egypt, Italy and Greece. Irina Patkanian is a Professor
of Media Production at the Department of Television and Radio at Brooklyn
College of the City University of New York.
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