INTENT TO DESTROY
First show: January 12
Whoever controls the narrative, controls the history.
A riveting film-within-a film chronicling the diplomatic pressure, Hollywood censorship & legacy of suppression that have conspired to bury the horror of the Armenian Genocide, INTENT TO DESTROY emerged as one of the most critically acclaimed films at this year’s Tribeca and Hot Docs Film Festivals.
Berlinger confronts the fraught task of shedding light on the Armenian Genocide – whose witnesses and descendants are still fighting to be officially acknowledged as such by the international community — how it was carried out during World War I as the reign of the Ottoman Empire drew to a close, and how it laid the groundwork for the genocides that followed. Historians, scholars, and high-profile filmmakers come together in Berlinger’s cinematic exploration of the tangled web of responsibility that has driven a century of denial by the Turkish government and its strategic allies, including the United States of America.
If you want to understand Yugoslavia, if you want to understand Rwanda you should really look into the Armenian genocide & how it helped lay groundwork for the Holocaust.
Directed Joe Berlinger. Written by Joe Berlinger & Cy Christiansen.
With Christian Bale, Eric Bogosian, Atom Egoyan, Terry George, Mike Medavoy. 2017. HD Digital. 115 mins.
Additional shows TBA!
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