I Am Not Alone


January 30, 2020
Introduction by Atom Egoyan, filmmaker and Human Rights Watch Canada advisory committee member, and Arsinée Khanjian, artist and producer. Moderated by Jane Buchanan, former Europe and Central Asia assoc director + current Disability Rights deputy dir.
QA Session with the Filmmaker
March 14, 2020
6:00 PM /
March 15, 2020
3:45 PM /

On Easter Sunday 2018, Nikol Pashinyan put on his backpack and started on a 120 mile walk across Armenia to protest President Serzh Sargsyan’s attempt to stay in power for a third term. Nikol’s solitary act of peaceful protest would mark the start of a 25-day revolution that inspired thousands of protesters across the country to peacefully join together with one clear demand: Serzh Sargsyan must go. With remarkable access to key players reaching the highest levels of government and with footage recorded by phone wielding protesters, I Am Not Alone captures the energy and hopefulness of grassroots protest and direct action. This emboldening “velvet revolution” started with one man who, standing firm in his belief that he was not alone, convinced a nation that it deserved more.

“I wanted to create a situation where it’s not the police knocking on the citizen’s door, but the citizen knocking on the doors of power."
- Nikol Pashinyan, I Am Not Alone

Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival, 2019
Winner, Audience Award, DOCNYC, 2019

UK Advisory (12A)

Garin Hovannisian
Country of Production: 
Armenia and United States
English & Armenian, Fully subtitled in English
Filmmaker Bio(s): 
Garin Hovannisian

Garin Hovannisian is an Armenian-American writer and filmmaker. He graduated from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, and co-wrote and co-directed the feature film 1915 (15). I Am Not Alone (19) is his latest film.