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Hagop Goudsouzian

        Hagop Goudsouzian is a Canadian-Armenian filmmaker with a passion for exploring cultural roots and identity. After spending most of his professional life producing and directing mainstream television programs, he decided to dedicate himself to independant films. He has taken this new journey "against all odds," with limited resources he subsidizes his own productions for mainstream Television and now, in high-definition video.

        Born in Egypt, Hagop Goudsouzian, is of Armenian descent and lives in Canada. He has a wealth of experience in film and video production.

        In partnership with TVOntario TFO, he has produced and directed a number of television series, including Dossiers XXX, a documentary series in which science and technology are presented from a teenage perspective. As well, he produced Spectacles en direct, a concert series. Goudsouzian also created and directed the series Un autre son de cloche, produced to coincide with International Year of the Family. In each episode, skits written and played by children aged 9 to 12 address various social and family issues based on the children's perceptions and experience. Goudsouzian's interest in young viewers led to the creation of another series, Nouvelles Nouvelles that won the Children's Broadcast Institute Award of Merit.

        As well as being a producer and director, Hagop Goudsouzian is also a photographer; his work was exhibited at the Bibliothèque nationale du Québec before touring various North American galleries.

        Along with several other documentaries, he is presently developing part three of his Armenian Trilogy. Armenian Exile is part one: a video self-portrait in which he pursues his quest for identity, a theme that also inspired him to make My Son Shall Be Armenian (part two) and Mon fils sera Arménien (in French.)

        In October 2012, Hagop Goudsouzian released his fourth film on Armenian music, Armenian Echoes (mini-series: three one-hour documentaries.) Armenian Minstrels his first film on Armenian music is a tribute to Sayat-Nova Minstrel Song Ensemble and the work of Professor Tovmas Poghosyan.

        Hagop Goudsouzian is in post-production on a new documentary.

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