Two elderly masters of Armenian tightrope dancing search for an understudy to carry on a dying tradition.
Journalist and former P.O.W., Vardan Hovhannisyan returns to the Soviet Union in search of answers to the war and lessons for peace.
Vardan Hovhannisyan began his documentary career in Yerevan Documentary Film Studio. From 1986 to 1988, Vardan was a freelance cameraman and covered the hot regions and ethnic conflicts which erupted during the post-Soviet transition for international news agencies including: CBS News, Australian Broadcast… Corporation (ABC), World Monitor (Christian Science Monitor Television), WTN (World Television News), Vesti (Russian TV News Program), and ARD (German TV Station). Since then he has produced documentary films for BBC, ARTE, YLE, WDR and other broadcasters. In 1993, he founded Bars Media Documentary Film Studio.
Historians consider the Karabagh War (1989-1994) one of the first signs of the Soviet Union's collapse. Journalist and former P.O.W., Vardan Hovhannisyan, lived alongside the soldiers, doctors, and villagers caught in the conflict and captured their immediate thoughts and last words to their families. Twelve years later, Vardan returns to Karabagh to try and find answers to the war and lessons for peace.