• Marta Miskaryan

A short documentary commissioned by Al Jazeera Witness (2022). Armenian radio-engineer Arevik Sargsyan has struggled throughout her life to preserve ROT54, a giant telescope built by her uncle in the 1980s. But the collapse of the Soviet Union meant that ROT54 was left abandoned for 30 years. Now, Arevik is attempting to take control of the telescope and prove it still works. In the face of personal and political difficulties, Arevik must overcome her biggest challenge yet. Producer / Director - Marta Miskaryan Director of Photography - Zareh Safaryan Sound Recordist - Edgar Hakobyan Editor - Domenico Favata Original Soundtrack - Vache Sharafyan Commissioning Producer - Horia El Hadad Executive Producer - Fiona Lawson-Baker