YEREVAN, AUGUST 16, ARMENPRESS: The shootings of a feature film about what happened in 1915 in Western Armenia will launch in spring 2007. The film will tell about Alma Johansson who worked in one of the children’s houses in Western Armenia.
The director of the film Areg Nazarian said it is not about the genocide but about the personal tragedy of a woman. At the same time, through it the authors of the film want to thank the foreigners who supported the Armenians during that difficult period.
The film is based on the biographic notes of Alma Johansson which are being translated at present from Swedish as well as on the recollections of her granddaughter who is at present a human rights’ defender at the Council of Europe.
The film will be shot in Armenia, Sweden and Austria and will most probably be in Swedish.
By the way, according to reliable sources, during the shootings the film directors will cooperate with professor of Turkish descent from USA Arizona University Elif Shafak. The film will be presented to the public in 2008.