Major Cities The Crew Travelled
During 3 years, the crew has been filming in Armenia, France, India, China, Tibet, Central Asia, Russia, Santo Domingo and Mexico. 80, 000 km has been passed. Dozens of manuscripts, personal travel journals and diaries from libraries of Paris, London, Mexico City and Lisbon were filmed in pursuit of unique archival materials. The results of this thorough research formed the basis for an academic essay. ANDIN. ARMENIAN JOURNEY CHRONICLES allows the viewer to personally track the progress of the research from the moment of discovery of a specific fact in a library or a museum and then to head out for a long and distant journey in search of evidence together with the film crew. Some findings may appear to be critical enough to overturn the pillars of conventional history.
The Armenian word ‘Andin’ means 'beyond', and the film leads us through the mysteries of past centuries in search of first contacts between East and West.
A number of important discoveries were made during filming in different countries
Pantusov’s Stone that was considered lost since 1894 was found
Underwater footage of legendary pirate William Kidd’s ship was shot at the site of its discovery off coast of Santo Domingo in 2007
Footage of the original manuscript by historian Hethum Patmich describing the journey of the Armenian king Hethum I to the borders of China in 1254. It is remarkable that Marco Polo was only one year old then
Footage of a document confirming the presence of Armenian merchants in the New World at the early stage of the colonial period was for the first time shot at the National Archives of Mexico.
Attempts were made to find the legendary monastery on the shores of Issyk Kul where according to the Catalan Atlas relics of St. Matthew the Apostle are kept.
Results of the research has found their way in Academic Book Andin.
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Андин. Исторические очерки об армянах в
Китае [Andin. Historical studies of the Armenians
in China]. 128 с., изд-во Антарес, Ереван, 2016.