Armenian church in São Paulo, Brazil
One of the objectives of the documentary was to connect the distant diasporas together. As someone who resides outside of her country as do most (70% of the total population) of her compatriots, Isabella feels the need for reconnecting the thread. "I want to help the Armenians of the world to find out about each other and to inspire them to continue defending their cause. Our stories are all similar and interconnected but at the same time so isolated from each other that they may be lost unless they are reconnected", says the director.
With images that span Armenia and community life in the countries that became home to the immigrants, the film features testimonies of members who share their experience, both in their respective countries as well as in Armenia. Central in this discussion is the issue of identity especially for young people, who are already in the fourth generation, who are united in an allegiance to their country of birth together with a strong link to their Armenian roots. Many of them have never visited their motherland nor speak the language, but keep the ancient traditions alive and identify themselves as Armenians. It is clear that the unifying factor here is the strong Armenian culture that has been passed from generation to generation, a phenomenon that´s at the heart of the storyline.