Grandma was not like any old
She was weird. Nobody liked her.
She avoided physical contact .
She never hugged, or wanted to be hugged.
She never kissed, she never smiled.
Her blue tattoos on her face and hands were appalling.
The children were scared of her.What was wrong with grandma?
Why did she have these tattoos?
Who tattooed her?
Yet these were the wrong questions to ask.
The family refused to speak about the “unspeakable”. Filmmaker
Suzanne Khardalian makes a journey into her own family to
investigate the story behind her grandma Khanoum’s odd tattoos.
A story about a brutal past, about war, sexual violence and slavery.
A journey in search for the truth. A story never told before.
A documentary about the fate of the women during
the Armenian Genocide.
58 min HD, 16:9, 2011
Directed by Suzanne Khardalian
Produced by PeÅ Holmquist
Earlier films about the Armenian Genocide:
Back to Ararat( 1988) , I hate dogs ( 2005)