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Ali's family has inherited a mission - taking care of a local healing water and curing sick villagers with it. The three sons are sceptical and only the young daughter Namme stays as the guardian of family traditions. Meanwhile a hydro power station is being constructed nearby and environmental changes are at stake. One day, the spring water starts to disappear. Father remembers the old tradition: the water will not return unless a sacrifice is made.

Preceded by: 
Hakob Hovnatanyan - Sergei Parajanov
(AM, 1967, 8’)