Director: SunChild Eco Club of Garni | Producer: Ruben Khachatryan
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: Armenia
The film tells the story of a herdsman named Vardan who lives in Garni, one of the most beautiful areas of Armenia. He leads quite a lonely life, rejected by the villagers and even by his own family. The family left him because he didnâ€™t want to sell his five dozen goats to provide them better living. The herdsman says that he has always been an object of myth for his villagers. If it is weird to the villagers, it is quite normal for Vardan to speak to his goats in human language, calling them human names. As Vardan says, goats are like children for him. â€œHey...â€ thatâ€™s how heâ€™s calling out for them. The film features someone who has preferred to live in harmony with his goats and nature.