• 10 10
  • 2020
  • 21min
  • Original Title: Storgetnya

Dive deep underground into an Armenian salt mine, where the air's healing powers offer an unconventional cure for respiratory issues, set against the backdrop of a dimly lit, magical cavern.


AWARDS: Best Short Documentary. Arpa International Film Festival/ Silver Apricot. Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION: DocAviv Film Festival/ Camerimage

Storgetnya - Unconventional, Healing, Subterranean

This offbeat documentary transports viewers into the surreal atmosphere of an Armenian salt mine, situated 230 meters below the earth's surface, where the unconventional meets the therapeutic. In this dimly lit subterranean world, a doctor, clad in a lab coat and safety helmet, guides her patients through a series of hops and arm swings as part of a unique treatment regimen. The mineral-rich air of the caverns is believed to possess healing properties for various respiratory ailments, offering a glimpse into an extraordinary medical practice where the ambiance of the environment plays a crucial role in the healing process.

Hovig Hagopian
Hovig Hagopian Director

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