The Voice of Silence - Presented by the Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA)
August 28, 2013
Vicken Chaldranian and best-actress award winner, Mariam Davtyan, are joined together in an extraordinary new film, “The Voice of Silence”. The film is based on a timely and true story that is both startling in its visual presentation and emotionally rides like a rollercoaster. The story revolves around a young woman named Jiji who has survived physical violence and mental challenges with humor, compassion and a penetrating wit. “The Voice of Silence” has proven to be an audience favorite filled with surprises and unexpected twists and turns. “The Voice of Silence” is presented by the Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA), at the Arlington Regent Theatre located at 7 Medford Street, in Arlington, MA on Wednesday, August 28 at 7pm. “The film is a thought provoking and unique portrayal of extraordinary lives, not only that of the director’s experience, but of the film’s heroin, who provides us a glimpse of one woman’s experience in Armenia. AIWA is proud to screen this important film”, said Eva Medzorian, AIWA Armenia Liaison and one of the organization’s founders. A portion of the proceeds from this screening will benefit The Women’s Support Center in Yerevan. VIGEN CHALDRANIAN’S AWARDS:
2001 Movses Khorenatsi Medal - President of Republic of Armenia; 2006, Anahit Award from RA Union of Cinematographers; 2007 - Honorary Worker of Art; 2008 - International Academy of Sciences of Nature and Society; 2008 - Western European Academy of Sciences and ARS awarded him Prof. Sofi Takhalova’s Golden Star Award (Netherlands); 2009 - European Academy of Natural Sciences - European Academy of Natural Sciences -”Gold Cross of Ludwig II Bavaria (Germany); 2010 Russian Academy of Natural Sciences - Crown and Eagle Medal for his contribution to filmmaking; 2011 - “HAYK” , “A Voice in the Wilderness” best feature film since Armenia’s independence in 1991; 2013 - Special prize Ministry of Culture for “The Voice of Silence”; also additional prizes and diplomas at various international film festivals.