Jagadakeer is an Armenian word meaning fate, or literally, what is written on one's forehead. Memory, nostalgia, displacement, absence and reconnection are explored using the Armenian genocide as a point of reference and a visual/aural backeams op. Nuance and gesture are accentuated by stories and sounds, which take us backwards to the past and forward to the future simultaneously. These stops and starts form a complex series of transitions to revisit both real and imagined sites to evoke a sense of homeland, a lost and enigmatic landscape.
"This elegiac film poem views the Armenian genocide of nearly a century ago through an intentionally murky lens as an event just out of our reach, poignantly illustrating the impermanence of memory."
- Mark Fox, SF Intl. Film Festival
• Women in the Director's Chair Film/Video Festival