The Promise of God

AVETIS: God promised Abraham that he was going to have many-many descendants.
ARPI: How many, more than stars?
AVETIS: Noo, as many as there are stars….


Jacob’s Return

ARPI: Why is Jacob so sad, has he recollected Esau?
AVETIS: Yes, he missed him so much!
ARPI: I wonder if Esau will forgive him…


Tower of Babel

AVETIS: These are constructors, they want to build a tall tower, higher than this mountain.
ARPI: For what, to live in it?
AVETIS: Oh, no, they want to reach the sky, for God to see them and be surprised.
ARPI: But will He be surprised?


Exit from Egypt

ARPI: Hey, see, the sea was divided, what’s this?
AVETIS: God helped Moses to leave Egypt, but Moses needs to hurry for the Pharaoh might change his mind…


The Twins

AVETIS: Rebekah loves Jacob, while Isaac – Esau.
ARPI: That’s not fair…
ARPI: It’s such a bad thing to be blind!
AVETIS: And what about cheating?
ARPI: I’m not cheating!


The Great Flood

AVETIS: God told Noah to gather a pair of all animals – boy-girl, boy-girl.
ARPI: Won’t they eat each other?
AVETIS: Noo, God will not allow…



AVETIS: The Pharaoh has commanded to kill small children of all Jews.
ARPI: Is he crazy?
AVETIS: He is wicked and coward, he is scared that Jews will outnumber them and conquer Egypt.
ARPI: So what are they going to do?


Moses and Pharaoh

ARPI: What, is it that only slaves workin Egypt?
AVETIS: Oh, yes, and it’s not enough that only they work, they are constantly being whipped.
ARPI: Let them run away, can’t they do that?
AVETIS: They can’t if God doesn’t help them...



ARPI: Are you going to tell me about a fly this time?
AVETIS: No, about Rebekah.
ARPI: Who’s Rebekah?
AVETIS: That beautiful girl that goes for water…




With the Referendum on September 21, 1991, we uttered our “yes” to independence. Independence is an absolute value, means of preserving our national identity. To what extent it has become a guarantee for the Armenian identity, what issues are still present 20 years past: all these issues are commented by the public figures who stood at the sources of independence.

The film was produced on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of Independence of Armenia.


Patrick Verneuil Malakian

Patrick Verneuil Malakian is the son of Henri Patrick Verneuil. In his childhood Patrick knew only that his family was different from the families of his friends - their last names were different, and oftentimes his grandma would speak in another language. The film "Mayrik" changed everything, or more exactly put everything in its place.... In 2010 Patrick and his sister Sofi were in Armenia. While traveling around Armenia, Sofi's little son, who was in Armenia forthe first time, said: "But I have already been here"...


Sona Hovhannisyan

The life and profession of Sona Hovhannisyan, Artistic Director of Hover Chamber Choir, is one piece of painting, which she alone tries to make whole. ''I have no religious educational background, which means I was robbed of the world music, painting, history of art, which topics are wholly and entirely based on the spiritual heritage'', says the musician. "So much is missing in our lives because of that lack of education, but nonetheless, we should not get frustrated, but rather try to recover our losses and be content with the life with the joy of a founder".