I am Still 86

Hankavan, once a prosperous Greek village, now has 15 households, of which only three belong to the Greek. There are mainly Armenians there, refugees. In summer, usually the village is hosting numerous tourists. While in winter, when the roads to external world, are closed, only a few households are left in the parish. Grandma Argenik is one of those in the custody of the parish; she gathers wood all year round with her back bent, cultivates her small garden and medicinal herbs. The 86 year old granny knows how to also assist her fellow villagers...  

Ashugh (mystic bard) – folklore collector

Zhora Grigoryan has educated generations for 40 years with folk music and dance. Today, the teachers of folk songs and dance in his native Aragats and surrounding villages adhere to his counsel. Grand-dad Zhora has also decoded and re-arranged a number of khaghiks (playful songs), samples of folklore. He has authored many songs.
The policy of Zhora Grigoryan is song, his concern – preservation of cultural values, refinement and transfer to the future generations.


Mushroom Ashot

The hero of this TV program is Ashot from Zar. His compatriots call him Mushroom Ashot since he earns his living by collecting and selling mushroom.
His wife, Paro, bakes bread in tonir. Ashot is listing all the issues of the village. He waits for his children to return one day from foreign countries to live in their father’s house.