In particular, the grantee, will produce short video documentaries, photographs and narratives compiled in a Digital Book, and a blog page. In addition, the grantee will organise an exhibition in Istanbul to promote documentary series as a means of a “dialogue through cultural interaction.”
The project will help the people of Turkey to understand, face with and question their direct role in the alienation of the Armenian community in Turkey. Also, the project will bring up new questions and debates within Turkey, which might further facilitate the dialogue between the two communities in Turkey, as well as the dialogue between the two countries.
Ms. Arpine Aleksanyan and Ms. Sona Baloyan from Yerevan, from “Matenadaran” Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, were supported with the travel grant to visit Istanbul, Turkey for meetings with the Armenian Patriarchate, Armenian high schools, foundations and publishing houses to discuss possibilities of further collaboration on preserving the Armenian culture.