''Aram, Aram'' Premieres in Sydney

By armenia.com.au | Tuesday, 06 September 2016

An award winning film, “ARAM, ARAM” is the first American drama to take audiences inside the Armenian Community of Los Angeles. After a sold-out Premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival “ARAM, ARAM” has toured film festivals around the world, and has had a successful theatrical release in the US. Hamazkaine Shant Chapter is proud to Premiere “ARAM, ARAM” in Sydney on September 16 and 17.

Starring famous Armenian Actors Levon Sharafyan and Alla Tumanian, and introducing newcomers John Roohinian and Sevak Hakoyan,  “ARAM, ARAM” features a 100% Armenian Lead Cast, directed by  “100% non-Armenian” Writer-Director, Christopher Chambers.

The story follows a young 12 year-old Lebanese Armenian boy, Aram, who is suddenly uprooted from his home, and is sent to live with his Eastern Armenian Grandfather in “Little Armenia” in Los Angeles. There, Aram soon falls in with the wrong crowd as the young boy struggles to navigate the clash between old-world values and new-school Armenian identity in Little Armenia.


“ARAM, ARAM” is the first film in a series of films being released this Spring (September to November 2016), as part of the Armenian Film Festival – Sydney Australia, organised by Hamazkaine Shant Chapter. This is the first time an Armenian Film Festival has featured in Australia. Hamazkaine will be showcasing films by Armenians or about Armenians. “There is a huge pool of talented Armenian film makers around the world and we have been selecting the best films to release in Australia” said President of Hamazkaine Shant Chapter Margaret Chater.


Stay tuned for news of other films to be released this Spring, as part of this upcoming film festival.



Each screening of “ARAM, ARAM” will be followed by a Q&A with Los Angeles based writer/director Christopher Chambers. Christopher has a great insight into the Armenian Community in Los Angeles after the making of this film and will be at the screenings for Q&A.


Friday 16th September – 8:30pm.

Saturday 17th September – 8:30pm.

Sunday 18th September - Session – TBC.

Venue: Events Cinema Macquarie Shopping Centre

No reserved seating

Tickets: Adults $30.  Seniors and students $25.

Suitable for ages 12+

Purchase your tickets online:  https://www.trybooking.com/MUGX

A small booking fee applies.