Friday, April 25, 2008

"Eternal Flight: Hrant Dink"

"Eternal Flight: Hrant Dink" Film To Be Ready By July 10

Yerevan, June 28, Armenpress: A film dedicated to the Turkish-Armenian journalist, chief editor of "Agos" newspaper Hrant Dink "Eternal Flight: Hrant Dink" will be ready by July 10.Director of the film Hrant Hakobian [1] told Armenpress that at present film editing works are being carried out. The film was to be ready by late May but it was postponed as the brother of the chief editor Yervand Dink promised the film director to provide additional materials.Thirty-minute long film is being shot in "Hayk" film studio on state funds. The shootings were particularly made in "Agos" newspaper's office, at Hrant Dink's home, in his birthplace Malatia."It is difficult to say to what genre the film belongs but it is like a close conversation between me and Hrant," the film director said.The idea to shot a film occurred to the director when H. Dink was alive, in November 2006.The film will be translated into English and Turkish and will be shown in Turkey as well.

[1] Hrant Hakobyan (Armenia) was born on May 30, in 1950 in Yerevan. In 1970 entered Armenian Pedagogical Institute after Khachatur Abovyan, the faculty of culture, department of directoring (master: Laert Vagharshyan). In 1974 graduated from the institute and left for the city Ijevan, where between 1974-1979 has organized 14 performances. Between 1979-1988 he worked at “Haykfilm” studio, first as a director assistant, then as a second director. In 1982 he left for Moscow for a probation period at director Ilya Frez. Since 1988 works at “Hayk” film studio. Has shot more than 30 documentary films: “Armenia in occupation”, “Monte”, “Without comments”, “My motherland Armenia”, “The people of the forgotthen Island” etc. He is the authour of a number of TV programs. In 2006 at “Golden Apricot” International Film Festival competition program “Armenian Panorama” his film “The people of the forgotten Island” won the first prize. In the same year at “Kinoshok” International Film Festival of the city Anapa the same film was awarded the first prize in the “Films without Prints” program. In 2006 Romania’s ECO-ETNO-FOLK FILM festival the film “Syunik” from the “My motherland Armenia” film-series won a diplom. Now at “Hayk” film studio is being shot the film “Eternal flight, Hrant Dink”.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

Here is an interesting article by a friend of Mr. Dink's. A very good read.

The legacy of Hrant Dink