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Director Inna Sahakyan

Mel(ine) is an intimate documentary about Mel Daluzyan, one of Armenia’s most talented weightlifters, a once beloved
champion who has won medals and broken world records, but whose fame transformed into infamy when his transgender identity became public knowledge.
The film follows a story that spans years, and thousands of kilometers; tracing the twists and turns of lives caught
between self-actualization and a rigid traditional society. Through our characters the film asks the question: what
is the price that a person must pay to become themselves? And if that price is your family, your friends, and even your homeland, is it worth it?

Director: Inna Sahakyan
Length: 75’50”
Country: Armenië and Netherlands
Year: 2019