By Alin K. Gregorian
LOS ANGELES — Director Christopher Chambers sounds like he is calling from somewhere in the center of the earth. It is because he is calling from yet another locale, where he is promoting his new film, “Aram Aram,” about a young Armenian boy who is sent by his family to live with his grandfather in Los Angeles, amidst the city’s huge Armenian community.
The Los Angeles-born Chambers had just left Armenia, where he had participated in the Golden Apricot International Film Festival and much to his delight and surprise, gotten a thunderous welcome.
“I was very curious to see how ‘Aram Aram’ would play in Armenia. The story is essential an American story [of immigrants]. Most Armenians are not immigrants. They have been there 1,000 years or more!”