The film tells the story of a herdsman named Vardan who lives in Garni, one of the most beautiful areas of Armenia. He leads quite a lonely life rejected by the villagers and his own family. The family left him because he didn’t want to sell his about 5 dozen goats to provide them better living. The herdsman says that he has always been an object for myth for his villagers. If it is weird to the villagers, it is quite normal for Vardan to speak to his goats in human language, calling them human names. As Vardan says goats are like children for him. “Hey...” that’s how he’s calling out for them. So the film features someone who has preferred to live in harmony with his goats and the nature. Vardan’s only friend - a bee-keeper living in the mountains and devoted his whole life to his bees says he learns a lot from his friend. He says “Vardan was to be given wings to fly but he never got them’’. But once he disappears in the mountains with his animals in the nature, one realises that it is the goats and the nature that are giving him wings to fly instead of humans.
The documentary was made by Armenian boys and girls in the age between 12 and 16 years. They are members of the SunChild Eco-club in the remote village Urtsadzor. The FPWC founded SunChild Eco-clubs all over Armenia where children can learn to shoot, direct and edit films dedicated to wildlife and environment. The film "Silent Scream" was shot in the young filmmakers’ home village which is situated near the Khosrov nature reserve where many endangered animal species find a retreat. The film observes the villagers behavior towards these wild and rare animals like bears, storks, eagles and wolves.