The Blue Book (2009)

This documentary traces the work of Ara Sarafian, an archival historian. The documentary was commissioned when Sarafian began a campaign to oppose the efforts of Turkish parliamentarians in London to deny the Armenian Genocide of 1915.


Gagik Karagheuzian




Credited cast:
David Holloway David Holloway ... (voice)
Ara Sarafian Ara Sarafian ... Himself


In this age of information it is absurd that there are still many discrepancies between what historians hold as facts and politicians would have us believe as truths. The Blue Book is an observational documentary, which scrutinizes one of these cases. In 2005 The Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) sent a petition to the British Parliament, asking the latter to apologize for its 1916 publication, "The Treatment of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire 1915-1916". This report was the first account of the Armenians Genocide using eyewitness testimonies. The TGNA wanted the British Parliament to declare it as false and based on forgeries. The petition was signed by all of the members of the Assembly, including Erdogan the then Prime minister, and Gül the foreign secretary in 2005. Five years earlier in 2000 Ara Sarafian a British historian, had republished the Parliamentary report "The Treatment of Armenians i n the Ottoman Empire 1915-1916", also known as the Blue Book. When Sarafian heard... Written by Gagik Karagheuzian

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