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!

I Left My Shoes In Istanbul

Director: Nigol Bezjian
Screenplay: Nigol Bezjian
Cinematography: Nigol Bezjian
Editing: Nour Al Amine
Cast: Ara Guler, Onder Cekar, Sako Arian, Mihran Tovmasyan
Producer: Nigol Bezjian
Production Co.: Think Positive Films
Distributor: Nigol Bezjian

The film closely follows Sako Arian, A Lebanese Armenian modernist poet who embarks onto a journey that has been delayed for a century; the return to his ancestral city of Istanbul, where his cultural and literally roots are found. Sako tours the old streets of Istanbul once populated by Armenians, the ancient cemeteries and the poets buried in them, the old churches and more than a century old high school. He meets the young and the old, the famed and the humble, Armenians and Turks, listens to their stories, their opinions, he laughs and shares food with them.

A Blurry Pastel Painting
After This Day
The Oud Maker