About ATCP

We are people from Turkey and Armenia whose common ground is cinema. We love cinema. Not only do we love cinema, we also believe in the power of cinema to heal, reconcile and make peace. We believe that cinema can help us say things we were not able to for decades, and help us get to know one another. Not only do we believe, we also act on it!

Puppet Theater

Directors: Canay Özden, Altan Bal
Interviewees (in order of appearance): Levon Baghdasaryan, Vahagn Petrosyan, Armine Manukyan
Sound / Set manager: Hüseyin Öner
Executive Producer: Çiğdem Mater, Nesra Gürbüz
Post-production: MIT DV Lab, Chris Boebel, Dave Stripinis, Chris Walley
Translation: Sona Khachatryan, Anna Sargsyan

In Gyumri, Armenia, puppets and people create a world of ingenuity, colors and values; every day and all in the same building.

Stepan Alikhanyan Puppet Theater, Gyumri
Armine Avetisyan
Sibil Cekmen
Melissa Edoh
Ihsan Karayazi
Ashot Mirzoyan
Tom Schilling
Tigran Sloyan
participants of the MIT DV Lab
The City Research Center, Gyumri
Gyumri Municipality

A Blurry Pastel Painting
After This Day
The Oud Maker