2015 Dallas International Film Festival: The Cut
Mardin, 1915: One night, the Turkish police round up all the Armenian men in the city including a young blacksmith named Nazaret Manoogian who is separated from his family.
Years later, after managing to survive the horrors of genocide, he hears that his two daughters are also still alive and becomes fixated on the idea of finding them. He sets off to track them down, his search taking him from the Mesopotamian deserts and Havana to the barren and desolate prairies of North Dakota. On this odyssey, he encounters a range of very different people: angelic and kind-hearted characters, but also the devil incarnate.