Private Project

Ani from Planet Namseki

This film is about Ani Khachatryan, a young Armenian writer. Her work is described as magical realism. She has created an imaginary planet called Namseki.
Ani grew up in Yerevan and lived there until she was accepted to teach english in a borderline village school at Choratan, 6 kilometres away from the Azerbeijani border in a high risk conflict zone.
This documentary concentrates on the personal transformation of Ani. Why did she decide to leave the city? What did she find here? How did her creative work change?
With Ani’s transformation Namseki has transformed as well. She expands the realities of Namseki by actively recording her reality from Choratan in her diary, which she wants to, one day, print out in a form of one, thick book.

  • Sona Khachatryan
  • Sona Khachatryan
  • Ani Khachatryan
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 17, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
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    Yes - Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography
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Director Biography - Sona Khachatryan

Sona Kachatryan (2001) is a young Armenian film director.
Khachatryan has been active in the Armenian art scene through music and video products. She studies in Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography.

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Director Statement

Film and Performance have always been present in my life. Since a very young age I have been peculiarly interested in the moving picture. I studied piano for 7 years and now I combine the movement of visual artifacts with audio. As a director I am focused on the way I can alter reality with minimal practice, such as, less presence of manipulation and technical distortion. Conceptually I am torn towards giving importance to the reality that we, as a whole, live in. I want to destruct and reconstruct the stereotypical concepts of life. I work hard to give the viewer an opportunity to see from another angle. My work is successful when the viewer breaks something in themselves. It is successful when the public falls apart and assembles into a new, different form.