1995 Award Winners, film index



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People of some remote village do not know that there is an invention such as an ax. A passerby, seeing how the people suffer without this tool, gives them his own. Rejoicing with generous gift villagers immediately begin to run up the instrument. But the trouble is they don't know how to use it.  The omission leads not only to victims but also to the complete ruin of the village. This film parable is a kind of warning to humanity, which thoughtlessly and inefficiently uses dangerous tools and technologies which are a great disaster for the planet.

Award in Annecy

Special Distinction for screenplay(1995)

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Axe

    Directed by: Robert SAHAKYANTS

    Country: Armenia

    Year of production: 1994

    Running time: 08 min

  • Technique


    Process: Colour

  • Credits

    Directed by: Robert SAHAKYANTS

    Production: KISSANI FILMS, Krikor HAMEL

    Based on: based on the tale of H. Tumanyan

    Script: Robert Sahakiantz

    Graphics: Robert Sahakiantz

    Sets: Robert Sahakiantz

    Animation: Robert Sahakiantz, Vladimir Mailyan

    Camera: Alissa Kourtian

    Music: Robert Amirkhanian

    Editing: Robert Sahakiantz