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CAS Film Screening | Village of Women

Directed by Tamara Stepanyan; 2019

CAS Film Screening | Village of Women CAS Film Screening | Village of Women
CAS Film Screening | Village of Women
Please register in advance to receive the streaming link and to attend the Q/A session with the film director: http://myumi.ch/0W1oY

We will send the film link to everyone who has registered via email on November 27, so make sure you register in advance! The film will be available for you to watch on your own from November 27 to December 2.

A village where women, children, and elderly reside. Men leave nine months of the year for Russia to work. Summer, a slow and friendly atmosphere; women do the hay, cut the grass, and store for the winter. Fruits are canned to be eaten during the cold winter. The sun arouses certain laziness, a sensual relaxation. Autumn, with its different shades of red, is the season of birth and potato harvest. Women and men find intimacy in the coldness of winter, hence, women give birth in October and November. Fathers meet their children in December. Preparations start early to welcome men. Waiting is long and tiring.

Winter is near, a form of suspense sets in: whose husband will come first? The men arrive with the snow. The women are shy, they need time to exist in the presence of men. The children are happy to be close to their fathers. Spring sets in, the atmosphere becomes tense. Men depart for the land of tsars. She is weak and sad but needs to find the strength to take care of the children.

If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact us at armenianstudies@umich.edu. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
CAS Film Screening | Village of Women CAS Film Screening | Village of Women
CAS Film Screening | Village of Women

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