From the film Listen to me: Tsomak, 36
I could have kept silent regarding the blowing up of the DIY pub, then there would not have stirred any noise and uproar; but it was not possible to keep quiet. Because of that incident we started to realize that fascism and racism were still alive in Armenia.
People are unable to really comprehend that when you raise a question and talk about it out loud, everything starts to pop up like mushrooms; but when you don’t talk about issues and take a neutral stance regarding those issues it seems that everything is in order.
They blamed me and told me, “why did you stir up all that noise?”, “why have you spoken up?”, “you talk too much”, etc, etc. And I told them that if I hadn’t, such incidents would be repeated.
Instead of blaming those who blew up the DIY pub, they blamed me. But I was the victim.
“Listen to me” is a documentary film about LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgenders) community in Armenia.
The film will be on the screens in October of 2016.