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Eric Nazarian, Armenia/USA


The bond between the Lakota people (Sioux) and their worship for buffaloes, including the regeneration of the prairies, the preservation of their ecosystem, the subsistence hunting and the tribe of women healers and survivors who empower one another through the regeneration of the tatanka.


Born in 1976 in Armenia. He lives in Los Angeles, USA. Eric Nazarian is a committed writer, director and photographer whose first movie, The Blue Hour, was premiered at the 2007 San Sebastián Film Festival, and was screened at the Torino Film Festival, where it received the European Network of Young Cinema’s Film of the Day Award. The Blue Hour was then awarded the Best Film in the Armenian Panorama section and the Ecumenical Jury Award at the Golden Apricot Film Festival in Armenia. In 2008, Nazarian received the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting for his screenplay, Giants. In 2017, he wrote the adapted screenplay Three Christs, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, and in 2021, he wrote and directed Die Like a Man, that will be issued in 2022, before working on a documentary about Graciela Iturbide and on his next movie, The Hostess, a Greek-German-Armenian production.

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