Armand Yervant Tufenkian
Armand Yervant Tufenkian is an Armenian-American filmmaker, born in 1988
to parents from Aleppo, Syria. His films include Accession (2018), which maps an informal
network of letter correspondence about the exchange of seeds. He works as a fire lookout
in the Sequoia forest of the Sierra Nevada and teaches in the visual arts department
at UC-San Diego. In the Manner of Smoke, a long-form observation of disparate perspectives on wildfires, will be his next film.