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Santa Barbara


World Premiere

SHORT | United States | 15 MINUTES | English, Russian | English subtitles


Experimental, Women, Documentary, Drama, Romance, Art

Based on the true story of artist Diana Markosian, Santa Barbara explores the profound sacrifice made by Markosian's mother becoming a mail-order bride in search of the American Dream.

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Directed by Diana Markosian

Diana Markosian is a photographer and filmmaker who takes an intimate and experimental approach to storytelling. Blending documentary and conceptual practices, she explores the border between reality and fiction. Her first book, Santa Barbara (Aperture, 2020) was selected by TIME Magazine and MoMA as top photobooks of 2022. 

Diana Markosian
Jacob Halajian, Sarah Miller
Lynda Myles, Paul Germain
David Feeney-Mosier, Argo Baroyan
Kate Emerson
Nils Frahm
Executive Producer
Zoe Potkin
Associate Producer
Harut Mangasaryan, Arev Avenesyan
Gene Jones, Ana Imnadze


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