Let there be Light

Let There Be Light    09:57 min.


In September 2011, I travelled to Armenia with some of my artist friends. 
It was a journey, where I was dramatically confronted with the Armenian history, both in the past and the present.
The Armenians are one of the oldest nations in the world and adopted Christanity in 301 a.c.  Armenia has geographically and historically  been placed between the hammer and the anvil, surrounded and caught between hostile muslim countries. Their strong Christian faith and love for their land has kept this nation together despite the greatest disaster , such as the Muslim Turks Genocide of 1.5 millions Armenians in 1915.

The title Let there be Light is from a poem by the Armenian poet, Paruir Sevak. Sevak visualizes the very strong, almost religious and existential relationship the Armenians have to their biblical, mighty mountain Ararat. A priest cleans after a religious service is over. The mighty mountain Ararat is awakening. The Sun is illuminating the top while a voice reads from Genesis (8:1-17) and peasants work peacefully in the field below Ararat. A piano starts playing a partita by J.S.Bach, while the camera is slowly moving horizontally in a dark room. The camera suddenly starts moving vertically and the scene is cut when the light abruptly flows into the darkness.

Let There Be Light  was presented during the 2013 Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival in Yerevan, Armenia:




Sist opdatert Wednesday 20. February 2019 22:15 Publisert av Frithjof Hoel