Trailer and the Pitch of "Armenia Wants a Piece of the North Pole… and the South Pole, too!"
Trailer and the pitch of documentary film project at Documentary Campus.Vardan Hovhannisyan. Bars MediaBRIEF LOGLINE Armenia Wants a Piece of the North Pole… and the South Pole, too! will taking a look at the chaotic scramble for resources and territory now taking place at the North and South Poles. Using the humorous device of two Armenian comedians’ claims to the poles, we will highlight the absurd lengths to which nations go in the service of greed. SUMMARY OF TOPIC The North and South Poles are two of the world’s last unclaimed territories, potentially holding untapped supplies of scarce natural resources. Nations are now positioning themselves, overtly and covertly, to seize as much as they can as soon as the opportunity presents itself. At the North Pole, that opportunity is rapidly approaching as the polar ice cap dwindles away. At the South Pole the process is slower, but still, countries are doing whatever they can to prepare. Interested nations are using any means necessary to secure their claims, even if in the process, they destroy that which they are trying to take. Already it may be too late, for if the fragile polar ecosystems are disrupted too far, it could have drastic and deadly consequences for people worldwide. Enter Armenia. This small mountain nation does not want to miss out on its chance to claim its share of the world’s scarce resources! How will the other, more powerful nations react when confronted with the possibility of another claimant, acting just as they are? This film is not just another moralizing documentary about the destruction of the environment and the exploitation of natural resources. We will use the funny fact how Armenia claim to the Poles as a foil to highlight the, at times, absurd actions of gwhose lives are caught up in this situation.