Thursday 21.06.2018 at 7.30pm
Screening followed by a Q&A with the director Pouria Heidary Oureh via Skype and by an open discussion with the historian Nazan Maksudyan about the notions of diaspora and the concept of ‘home’.
Aram, a young Iranian Armenian man who immigrated to the US in his childhood, returns to Armenia for the first time to propose to an Armenian girlfriend Aram met and lived with in the US. Aram sees many cultural, religious, and national differences on the one day trip, but harder obstacles are ahead.
Apricot Groves is a road movie back to home, where home is everywhere you have the beloved ones. A journey for the audience towards rituals, traditions, love and identity.
Director: Pouria Heidary Oureh
Armenian with English subtitles
Event Guest: Nazan Maksudyan
Nazan Maksudyan is a Research Associate at the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient. Her research mainly focuses on the history of children and youth in the Ottoman Empire during the 19th and 20th century, with special interest in gender, sexuality, education, humanitarianism, and non-Muslims.