• Apricot Groves

    By Pouria Heidary Oureh
    Armenia

  • Aram, the Iranian Armenian youth who has immigrated to the US in childhood returns to Armenia for the first time to propose to an Armenian girlfriend Aram met and lived with in the US. Aram sees many cultural, religious, and national differences on the one day trip, but harder obstacles are ahead.

“In some traditions, it is believed that apricots enhance a woman’s fertility. Taken this way, Apricot Groves is not only a farewell story, but, perhaps more importantly, a story of new seeds being planted from which new fruit surely will grow.” ~Jill Fischer

Apricot Groves is a stunning exploration of identity and the confusing confluence of our multiple selves within society. With beautiful cinematography, the story holds a purposeful tension that leaves the viewer feeling dissonant but hopeful.” ~Amanda Hauman