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23 Kilometres


On the road to Damascus in Lebanon’s beautiful Beqaa Valley, an Armenian man with late-stage Parkinson’s takes one last journey. Played by a non-actor with Parkinson's, this impressionistic hybrid film offers a journey into the mind and life of a man with a crippling disease. A machine maker and an amateur cosmologist, Barkev can no longer speak. Yet through his journals, his machines, and powerful imagery with music, the film travels into the past and the future of both the man and Lebanon, which is debilitated by sectarian division; left a shell of its former self, dwelling on the past, unable to imagine its own future.

Festival History:
- Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

2015 / 78 mins

Genre: Non-fiction, Experimental and Creative Documentary


Noura Kevorkian


Noura Kevorkian
(Six Island Productions)
Paul Scherzer
(Six Island Productions)


Barkev Kevorkian
Lara Scherzer
Jano Scherbetjian


Noura Kevorkian
Avril Jacobson


Wajdi Elian


Noura Kevorkian

Production Company

Musa Dagh Productions
Saaren Films
Six Island Productions
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