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
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TWN acknowledges that in New York we are on the unceded territory of the Lenni Lenape,
Canarsie, Shinecock, and Munsee peoples and challenges the harm that continues to
be inflicted upon Indigenous and People of Color communities here and abroad,
which is why we all need to be part of the struggle for rights, equality and justice.
TWN is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council
on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affarirs, New York Community Trust, Peace Development Fund,
Humanities NY and individual donors.