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International Film Series Screening of Should the Wind Drop

The International Film Series will present a screening of Should the Wind Drop (2020-France/Armenia/Belgium-100 min.). Both the film's director, Nora Martirosyan, and producer, Julie Paratian, will participate in a discussion about the film after the screening, moderated by Laure Astourian, Professor of Modern Languages. The event is co-sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR).

Delage arrives at an airport. In a remote place, surrounded by vast desolate landscapes, this modern building feels like a mirage, not so much out of place as out of time. The airport is empty though not abandoned. There may be no planes but there are employees ambling about, traffic controllers busying themselves up in the tower and cleaning ladies complaining about their Sisyphean tasks. He will assess whether this “cathedral of an airport,” as it’s described to him, with its showy architectural flourishes that stand in stark contrast to its dusty surroundings, will finally be vetted and approved for operation. Martirosyan often leaves Delage and turns her camera toward Edgar. The small child, who runs around with two plastic jugs in tow, selling cups of water to anyone he meets, is as curious as he is indifferent to the world Delage represents. Edgar sees no trouble in cutting across the airport fields to save himself some travel time, nor does he ever pay attention to the ramshackle gates that are erected precisely to keep the area clear of interlopers (an obvious requirement for a functional airport). Initially, Edgar is proof positive for Delage that the Stepanakert Airport is sure to fall short, more a lofty promise than a working piece of infrastructure. Except, Delage begins to thaw and see this isolated country and the folks around it for who they are and who they wish to become.


Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 11:00am to 2:00pm

Event Type

Arts, Culture, Film, Music

Event Audience

All students, Alumni, Business community/public, Faculty/Staff, Graduate students, Parents and families, Undergraduate students


Free and open to the public.

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