Vardan Hovhannisyan is an Armenian documentary filmmaker who began his career as a director, producer and cameraman for international news outlets such as CBS, the BBC and ARTE. He covered hotspots throughout the Soviet Union and the Nagorno-Karabagh War before founding Bars Media, the first independent documentary film studio in Armenia, in 1993. His first international documentary was prompted by a question from his son about his work during the war, which became “A Story of People in War and Peace.” Hovhannisyan is currently developing documentaries in Africa, Russia and Afghanistan.
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