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Architects of Denial (2017)

Featuring Julian Assange, George Clooney and brutal witness accounts, this film explores the controversy surrounding the Armenian genocide and persecution of Middle East Christians including the US politicians who deny it even took place.

Director:

David Lee George

Writer:

Robert Corsini
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Credited cast:
Taner Akçam ... Self - Historian & Sociologist
Julian Assange ... Self - WikiLeaks founder
Jonathan Babington-Heina Jonathan Babington-Heina ... Self - Capitol Hill journalist
George Clooney ... Self
Sibel Edmonds Sibel Edmonds ... Self - FBI Whistleblower and journalist
Recep Tayyip Erdogan ... Self (archive footage)
John Marshall Evans ... Self - Former US Ambassador to Armenia
Dennis Hastert ... Self (archive footage)
Eddie Bernice Johnson Eddie Bernice Johnson ... Self - U.S. Congress, Texas (D) (as Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson)
Liana Movsesian Liana Movsesian ... Self
Barack Obama ... Self (archive footage)
Gregory Stanton Gregory Stanton ... Self - Genocide Watch founder (as Dr. Gregory Stanton)
Ugur Üngör ... Self - Historian & Sociologist (as Dr. Ugur Üngör)
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Though both the historical and modern-day persecution of Armenians and other Christians is relatively uncovered in the mainstream media and not on the radar of many average Americans, it is a subject that has gotten far more attention in recent years. It was during and after World War I that the Ottoman Empire carried out the systematic mass murder of 1.5 million Christian Armenian citizens, but also 950,000 Greek and 750,000 Assyrian Christians. To this day, the Armenian people are persecuted in the Middle East for their beliefs - and many are kept from their true home. Turkey, which is the successor state to the Ottoman Empire, still denies the extent and the systematic nature of the atrocities and doesn't use the word genocide for these well-documented events. Other governments officially deny the Armenian Genocide as well because of political pressure by their ally Turkey. "Architects of Denial" not only digs into the persecution of Armenians and other Christians in the Middle ...

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Genocide Denied...is Genocide Continued

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Himself - WikiLeaks founder: [from trailer] Turkey has gone around the world aggressively lobbying to make sure there are no references to the Armenian Genocide.
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Brilliant Documentary!
8 October 2017 | by annaiskandarian-52393See all my reviews

This is MUST WATCH documentary by any human being who cares or doesn't care about genocides, historians and politicians, educators and new learners, people of different age groups and races, and etc. The movie brilliantly shows parallel between several genocides including and not limited to Armenian Genocide 1915, Holocaust 1941-1945, and Armenian massacres in Azerbaijan in 1990.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Armenian | Turkish

Release Date:

6 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$58,472, 8 October 2017

Gross USA:

$65,424

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,424
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Montel Media Group See more »
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Color | Black and White (archive footage)

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1.85 : 1
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