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

Is it possible for a citizen activist in Armenia to rally enough support to topple a system of ingrained corruption? Or is it a dream?

 This tale of a modern-day political struggle in Armenia, where one activist puts it, the people had “forgotten how to dream.” It documents the remarkable journey of one man to inspire a “velvet revolution” in 2018. His movement non-violently toppled the corrupt government that enjoyed absolute power in this post-Soviet nation. With total access to all key players, I AM NOT ALONE tells the story of his 40-day cross-country walk to stir support for his movement.

Garin Hovannisian
Country of Production: 
Armenia and United States
English & Armenian
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.