Author Emily Hagopian

Emily Hagopian

Emily Hagopian is an independent filmmaker and artist. Kahaniya is her debut film as a producer. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Emerson College in Visual & Media Arts and Journalism. Her documentary short Oysters: The Key to Sustainable Oceans was presented at the Worcester Armenian Film Festival in 2017. She is currently at Blowback Productions in New York and hopes to produce more films directed by women in the future.

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Mrinalini Basu and Emily Hagopian: Meshing Cultures

The baseline relationship is family, and I think anybody can relate to that in one way or another, whether you relate to the child or you relate to the mother or the grandfather. I wanted it to be accessible. I also wanted it to kind of normalize bringing in my own Indian heritage and meshing it with Western culture.