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Armenia presents film tracing Silk Road

YEREVAN, Armenia, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- An Armenian movie director on Monday presented a documentary film about his nation's role in the ancient Silk Road.

"We tried to uncover the hidden secrets of the past" Ruben Giney told Xinhua at the premiere of "Andin: The Armenian Journey Chronicles" at Moscow Cinema in Yerevan.

"Our motion picture is based on archeological excavations and international scientific publications. ... I must note that we have consulted with the leading experts in this field. All this make our film really unique," he said.

The director added that he tried to make the movie interesting to both scientists and students.

Giney has shown interest in history, archeology and ethnography for a long time. More than once he participated in scientific expeditions in Central Asia. In 2011, he decided to shoot the documentary.

The film is shot in 11 different countries, and the director is happy to hold a premiere in his homeland.

Based on eight extraordinary archeological discoveries, the documentary showed various unknown historical facts about the ancient East. Some unique documents and artifacts were found during the shooting of the film.

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