Private Project

Light, Shadow, Darkness

The documentary tells the stories of those singing in the Choir of the Armenian Association for the Blind. The choir formed back in USSR and struggled through the difficult social conditions in newly independent Armenia. Since 1976, roughly 70 percent of the choir members are blind singers. Following Armenia’s “velvet revolution” in 2018, new hopes and expectations have arisen for stronger support and better conditions. Yet, today, the choir’s fate remains vague.

  • Hakob Manukyan
    Director
    Hot Spring Bridge (2011) and Limbo (2013)
  • Maria Yeghiazaryan
    Producer
  • Sargis Kharazyan
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Television
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Armenia
  • Country of Filming:
    Armenia
  • Language:
    Armenian
  • Shooting Format:
    Blackmagic ursa mini ProRes
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Golden Apricot International Film Festival
    Yerevan
    Armenia
    July 10, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Pomegranate Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    November 15, 2019
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Civilnet.am
    Country: Armenia
    Rights: Internet, Free TV
Director - Hakob Manukyan