Aida Simon is a dancer, actress, choreographer, teacher and a fitness bikini model. She works any job that she can just to stay afloat. We witness her as she prepares for the play Pro Shamiram. The plot of the play is based on the ancient Armenian legend Ara the Beautiful and Shamiram, which tells the story of the powerful Assyrian queen Shamiram who falls in love with the Armenian king Ara the Beautiful. Dilemma in Aida’s life transmits through the play and she becomes Shamiram.
CAST & CREW
Director of Photography
She was born in Yerevan, Armenia. Graduated from Yerevan State University, Department of Applied Mathematics, and then was post-graduated student of Department of Sociology, graduated also Courses of Filmmakers. Her films participated in different film festivals and received prizes. Since 2000, she is director of Legal Gender Cultural Foundation “Liza”. Since 2004, Mariam Ohanyan is the director of International Women’s Film Festival “Kin”.
From Monologue to Dialogue (2000), Armenian Women and Politics (2001), The Voices (2002), We Are the Colors of Our Earth (2004), The Diary of Pregnant Women (2004), I Am Taking Pictures of Shushi (2005), Larger than Life (2006), Son, Get Back Home (2007), Jrarat, Miniatures (2007), Zone of Silence (2009), The Girl with Matches (2010), The Butterfly (2010), Three Colors of the Woman (2011), Sea Monster (2012), Armenia: Invisible Country (2013), We Are from Ani (2014), The Guardian of Tsughrut (2014), The Ancestors’ Dissolving Shadows (2015), Musa Dagh (2016), Pro Shamiram (2017).