Private Project

Road

This is a story about people with disabilities, each of them has come a long way after becoming disabled. Now, they lead an active social life, by overcoming all the hardships along their path. Despite their achievements, their daily “roads” in Yerevan are full of unnecessary difficulties. These strong characters are put to test when confronting the absurd problems in their daily life, which the Government could easily solve.

The protagonist, Gohar who also has a disability, is going to meet her friends, who also have disabilities, to share with us their success stories from her perspective, allowing the viewer to see the world from her point of view. With Gohar, we see the hardships they encounter every day, the activities most of us take for granted, like trying to go for a stroll, to access public transportation, find designated parking, or even have their own car specially designed for their needs. But even with all these hardships they still manage to have fun.

  • Angela Frangyan
    Director
  • Inna Sahakyan
    Producer
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    Writer
  • Gohar Stepanyan
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 4, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Armenia
  • Country of Filming:
    Armenia
  • Language:
    Armenian
  • Shooting Format:
    HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 14th Annual Awards of media competition "Equal Opportunities "
    Yerevan
    Armenia
    Grand prize
Director Biography - Angela Frangyan

Anzhela Frangyan graduated from the faculty of the Armenian State Pedagogical University after KH. Abovyan the field of Journalism. After that she worked as a journalist and a director in “Yerkir Media” TV company, then in the CivilNet project managed by the Civilitas Foundation. Anzhela continued her career in the Public TV of Armenia as a scriptwriter, editor and interviewer. During 2008-2013 she participated in a various educational and cultural programs: “Human Rights in TV practical journalism”, “Workshop at the Crossroads”, “Training of Digital Storytelling” which were organized by the Media Initiatives Center's. Since 2015 she has been working at “Bars Media” documentary film studio as a documentary filmmaker.

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Director Statement

The film empowers the disabled people in Armenia, the ones who are not crying and doing nothing, but who have taken matters into their own hands, to act, and inspire others. Sure, they have problems, but like all of us, they have their own strengths and weaknesses. They don't need our pity, but we all need to work on protecting their rights! They are mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers, they are children, our work colleagues, and the people we cross in the streets. My heroes believe that if Yerevan were more accessible for people with disabilities, they wouldn’t be considered disabled, they would be independent.