YEREVAN (Armenpress) — “Map of Salvation” film, which tells about the fate and stories of five missionary women who helped the Armenian people, will be screened in Lebanon, Estonia, possibly in Bulgaria, USA in the coming months.
“It is planned for the coming 56 months where the film will be screened. Negotiations with some countries are in progress. The film is also presented in festivals, and I will bring more details about them when we have positive answers,” stated the creator of the movie, Manvel Saribekyan.
He added that the film screening was organized in Denmark – Copenhagen and Aarhus – by Armenian Embassy to Denmark and Norway at the initiative of Ambassador Hrachya Aghajanyan on December 1213. The film was also shown in Stockholm, Sweden on December 14. According to Saribekyan, the film was received very well by the audience.
“There were worries and concerns, of course, because ultimately it is a documentary, historians, the biographer of the heroines of the film were present. There were no objections on their part,” Manvel Saribekyan emphasized.
“Map of Salvation” was presented to the audience in 2015. The film tells about the humanist movement that emerged as a wave of protest and resistence during human tragedies in the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries, especially the Armenian Genocide. The story is about five European women, Maria Jacobsen (Denmark), Karen Jeppe (Denmark), Bodil Biørn (Norway), Alma Johansson (Sweden), Anna Hedvig Büll (Estonia), who were witnesses to the Armenian Genocide and subsequently founded shelters for Armenian children and women. The documentary was directed by Aram Shahbazyan. The film is about the Armenian Genocide, focusing more on the humanitarian activities of the 5 women.