THE SHEPHERD’S SONG

Vahram Mkhitaryan / 30’ / 2014 / Polonia

  • Fotograma The Sepherd's song

Dirección / Direction: Vahram Mkhitaryan
Producción / Production: Wajda Studio
Guión / Script: Vahram Mkhitaryan
Edición / Editing: Daniel Gąsiorowski
Fotografía / Cinematography: Vahram Mkhitaryan
Música Original / Original Music: Arsen Babajanyan

Somewhere in the high mountains of Armenia, there lives a blind shepherd Khachik. In spite of all the adversities, he has set up a family and leads a quiet life, single-handedly herding his goats on the steep slopes. However, when it turns out that his only son is losing his sight too and has to move to Yerevan to attend a school for the blind, Khachik faces a dilemma: should he keep on living the life of a humble shepherd, or should he move to the capital city too to be with his son?

VAHRAM MKHITARYAN born in 1977 in Armenia. He is director and photographer. In 2001 he graduated from the State Pedagogical University of Armenia. In 2005 he traveled to Poland as a student of Kirkland Program Polish-American Freedom Foundation. He worked as an assistant at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk. In 2009 and 2011 he received a scholarship from the Polish Ministry of Culture Gaude Poland. He graduated from the program Wajda School – Development Laboratory for Movies, “DokPro” documentary films. In 2014 he finished his first independent documentary film The Song of the Shepherd and his short film Milky Brother.