The Sunset of Astragalus| 8mins
Director: SunChild Eco Club of Urtsadzor | Producer: Ruben Khachatryan
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: Armenia
Astragalus, in Armenian Gaz, is a plant species recorded in Red Book of Armenia. However, Armenian rural area people - especially herdsmen and Yezidis - burn those flowers and use their stalks as kindling for fire. The film â€œThe Sunset of Astragalusâ€ tries to show that in the Armenian mountains, in areas not reachable for everyone, grows a plant which is very beautiful - especially in its bloom, it seems that the mountains are covered in violet sheet. It is a pity that through regularly burning, we are slowly eradicating a beauty like that which will ultimately result in the extinction of another rare plant in Armenia.