Zareh Tjeknavorian


Zareh was born in Fargo, North Dakota into a family of musicians and grew up in Tehran, London, Frankfurt, Paris and New York, where he attended Professional Children’s School and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, majoring in film & television. Over the years he’s pursued his interests in ancient and esoteric cultures, lost histories, and the lives of the forgotten and dispossessed through short and long-form films. His most recent work, many years in the making, is a folk history of the genocide and its aftermath in Soviet Armenia told through the memories of orphans and refugees.

Zareh’s courses include Intro to FilmmakingFilmmaking 2: Writing with MovementThe Language of Film, and Topics in Cinema: Cinema of the Rising Sun.