From Ararat to Zion| 1hr : 10mins
Director: Edgar Baghdasaryan | Producer: Fr. Mesrop Aramian
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: Armenia
The colorful mosaic of Christian pilgrimages to the Holy Land has been shaped over two thousand years. Pilgrims have brought their stories with them, and left their memories with the land. Here, the documentary film-makers have given us a view of some essential passages in these stories, to reveal the precious identities which the stories preserve. They follow the paths taken by Armenian pilgrims as they travel between two focal points of history - from the Mount Ararat to Zion, from A to Z. The film shows such striking scenes as the Holy Sepulcher by night, the Ceremony of Holy Light, Mount Sinai in Egypt, the monasteries of the Judean Desert, the summit of Mount Ararat. The documentary is woven together to make an impact at every level, through the exceptional narration of Aidan Quinn, the beautiful music of Lisa Gerrard, and the striking visuals and rich personal reflections.