Governer of Michigan William Milliken honored director Hrayr Toukhanian
with an executive proclamation praising him for having shot the entire movie in Michigan. Scenes of Assignment Berlin
(1982) were filmed in the old German sections of Detroit and its suburbs. The reenactment of Soghomon Tehlirian's trial was shot in the historic Masonic Temple. [Asbarez, Dec.2016] See more
In 1915 the "Young Turk" Party of the Ottoman Empire, under the leadership of Talaat, Enver, and Djemal, methodically and systematically exterminated one and one-half million Armenians.
"... the Turkish government began and ruthlessly carried out the infamous massacre and deportation of Armenians in Asia Minor. The clearance of the race from Asia Minor was about as complete as such an act, on a scale so great, could well be." - Sir Winston Churchill
This film is based on an actual ...