FRIDAY NIGHT MATINEE — AGHET: Documentary on the Armenian Genocide

2015 is the centennial anniversary of the Armenian Genocide – a Christian genocide that Turkey still won’t admit ever happened. Not only won’t they admit it, but they punish people in Turkey for trying to bring attention to it.

So we must help in the cause of helping people understand the truth of the Armenian Genocide.

Below is a powerful 2010 documentary on the Armenian Genocide that is described this way by Top Documentary Films:

Aghet is a powerful documentary, depicting the annihilation of 1.5 million Armenians from 1915-1923 and the effects of the Turkish government’s international campaign of genocide denial.

The film highlights the Turkish authorities’ current policy of those crimes. Award-winning director Eric Friedler assembles an impeccable cast, who bring to life the original text of German and U.S. diplomatic dispatches and eyewitness accounts, interspersed with never-before-seen footage of the Genocide and its political aftermath.

Using the actual words of 23 German, American and other nationals who witnessed the events, and armed with archival materials, Aghet expertly takes on the challenge that PM Erdogan hurled at the world by stating: “Prove it.”

The film, applauded by Nobel Prize laureate Gunter Grass, has sparked debate throughout Europe.

It runs 93 minutes and I urge you to watch it:

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