Three generations of an Armenian-American family yell, dance, carry food around, play tambourines, rollerblade, cry, scream, laugh and support each other. When daughter, Ani, 21, travels to Armenia, she learns more of her history and troubled heritage. When she returns, she learns much from her recently widowed her grandmother, Non, who teaches her how to incorporate this new knowledge into her life. In doing so, Ani empowers her mother, who embarks on her own pilgrimage to the homeland. These are kind-hearted people, embracing life even as they discover their historical tragedies.
"…Ayvazian's obvious personal exploration…is evocative, and her picture of an American Life colored nostalgically by an increasingly alien ethnic tradition, is persuasively embedded into a script of a certain supple grace…" —NY Post. "…NINE ARMENIANS is a warm, likable work that benefits from…Ayvazian's clear-headed insight into the dynamics of a close-knit family…" —Variety.