A short animation: the photograph represents one of Harput’s markets. It was taken in 1914 by the Austrian zoologist Victor Pietschmann, who visited many other Armenian-inhabited towns and villages in the Ottoman Empire. The picture was reproduced in his book published in 1940 (Victor Pietschmann, Durch kurdische Berge und armenische Städte, Wien, 1940). The conversation in this short animation is in Armenian. One of the speakers, Mkho, speaks using the dialect of the plain of Harput. We have tried to faithfully retain it.
Concept, animation, edition: Juliette Inigo, Ylenia Wagner, Silvina Der-Meguerditchian. Dialogue: G.M. Goshgarian and Vahe Tachjian