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Intent to Destroy: Death, Denial & Depiction (2017)

Intent to Destroy (original title)
Filmmaker Joe Berlinger meets with historians and scholars to discuss the Armenian Genocide and the continuing denial by the Turkish government of it ever happening.

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Joe Berlinger
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Credited cast:
Shohreh Aghdashloo ... Self
Taner Akçam ... Self - Historian
Hagop Asadourian Hagop Asadourian ... Self (archive footage)
Peter Balakian Peter Balakian ... Self
Christian Bale ... Self
Ian Bedford ... Self
Michael Bobelian Michael Bobelian ... Self
Paul Boghossian Paul Boghossian ... Self
Eric Bogosian ... Self
Vicken Cheterian Vicken Cheterian ... Self
Lee Cleary Lee Cleary ... Self
Hrant Dink ... Self (archive footage)
Atom Egoyan ... Self
John Marshall Evans ... Self
Carla Garapedian ... Self
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Academy Award® nominated director Joe Berlinger embeds himself on the epic film set of Terry George's The Promise (2016) to take an unwavering look at the Armenian Genocide. Historians, scholars and 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. Intent to Destroy: Death, Denial & Depiction (2017) is a timely reckoning with the large-scale suppression of a historical tragedy. 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. Written by Tribeca Film Festival 2017

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Death, denial, and depiction See more »


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More of a Special Feature for the Promise
12 April 2020 | by keithdtSee all my reviews

While the film description portrays it as a documentary about the Armenian Genocide, about 1/2 the film is about making the film "The Promise". The parts that are strictly about the Genocide are 5 star. However, I found the parts about filming the movie distracting and downright annoying.


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Official Sites:

Official site | Survival Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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Intent to Destroy: Death, Denial & Depiction See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,699, 12 November 2017

Gross USA:

$31,534

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,534
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1.78 : 1
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