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Path to screen for Armenian epic includes evading a knockoff

Path to screen for Armenian epic includes evading a knockoff

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The gift announcement is being made on the same day that UCLA Law is hosting a conference on contemporary challenges to human rights, and just four days before the film opens on screens across the U.S. The Promise is set during the Armenian genocide, which began in 1915, when more than 1.5 million people perished in an atrocity driven by ethnic and religious intolerance. The film is directed by Terry George (director and co-writer of "Hotel Rwanda") and stars Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale, Shohreh Aghdashloo and an worldwide cast, and opens in theatres on April 21. More than 100,000 Turks registered on IMDb that the film was rubbish, even though the film had only been shown to 900 people in Toronto. Though many countries and most historians call the mass killings genocide, Turkey has aggressively refused that label. But it was made by Turkish producers and instead broadcast Turkey's version of the events - that the Armenians were merely collateral damage in World War I. It was the Turkish knockoff version of "The Promise", minus the genocide. But the films to most capture Armenian persecution have been made outside Hollywood, by worldwide filmmakers like Atom Egoyan (2002's "Ararat") and Fatih Akin (2014's "The Cut").

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Esrailian and Anthony Mandekic, president and CEO of Tracinda Corp., are also the co-managers of Survival Pictures, which was founded by the late Los Angeles businessman and philanthropist Kirk Kerkorian. "And yet make the Armenian population in America and the diaspora around the world feel for the first time this story had been told", George says.

Similar campaigns have been run against Star Wars spinoff Rogue One to indie Holocaust-denier drama Denial to Justin Simien's upcoming Netflix series Dear White People. Kerkorian, who died in 2015, dreamt of a classical treatment that would render the Armenians' plight with the grandeur it has always been denied.

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Nearly two years later, and "The Promise" is now due to hit the big screen on April 21st, three days before the official Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, fulfilling one of the life-long dreams of Kerkorian.

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