I AM NOT ALONE

By Garin HOVANNISIAN

AVALANCHE ENTERTAINMENT - as PROMO

Documentary - Completed 2020

With total access to all sides, I AM NOT ALONE is a true political thriller about the miraculous 2018 democratic revolution in Armenia.

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2019
People's Choice Documentary Award (first runner-up)
AFI Fest 2019
Audience Award (all features)
DOC NYC 2019
Audience Award
Palm Spring Fest. 2020
Best of Fest
Cinema for Peace 2020
Most Important Documentary of the Year (nominee)
Big Sky Doc Fest 2020
Best Feature (jury award)
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (online) 2021
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ARMENIA, USA
    • Languages
    • ARMENIAN, ENGLISH-UNITED STATES
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Garin HOVANNISIAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Garin HOVANNISIAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Alec MOUHIBIAN (Avalanche Entertainment), Joe BERLINGER, Serj TANKIAN
    • Synopsis
    • On Easter 2018, a man put on a backpack and went live on Facebook to announce that he was beginning a walk across Armenia. His mission: to inspire a velvet revolution — and topple the corrupt regime that enjoys absolute power in his post-soviet nation. With total access to all key players, I AM NOT ALONE tells the miraculous true story of what happens in the next 40 days.

      Garin Hovannisian’s gripping documentary deftly follows the efforts led by journalist, politician, and activist Nikol Pashinyan to prevent the election of the country’s president, Serzh Sargsyan, as the new prime minister — a move that would essentially put Sargsyan in control of Armenia for life, making him a de facto dictator.

      The movement begins hopelessly, with Nikol and just a handful of supporters — including a stray dog — setting out on a 14-day march from one side of the country to the capital Yerevan. As they clash against the regime, there are many moments when their efforts seem doomed to fail, like every democratic movement in Armenia before them. But this time something is different. Step by step, the marchers begin to capture the hearts and minds of the Armenian public. Within a few weeks, the country erupts in a spectacular revolution, as millions of citizens take to the streets, disperse across their neighborhoods, and stage some of the most creative, powerful, and surprising acts of civil disobedience in modern history.
       
      This incredible political drama presents an emotional and inspiring roadmap for how a true democratic movement can achieve profound change against all odds. It is packed with rich and memorable characters, plot twists, and a true hero’s journey.