Letter from Terry George: The Stories We Tell Are Important

August 3, 2017

It’s been 100 years since the Armenian Genocide, but we are still rescuing refugees out of the Mediterranean. Have circumstances really changed so little? When we made “The Promise,” we understood that we had to do more than tell a story—we had to actively support human rights and make a difference that would be felt. […]

UCLA LAW ANNOUNCES THE CHRIS CORNELL SCHOLARSHIP

In remembrance of Chris Cornell’s legacy, a coalition led by Vicky Cornell has created an endowed fund of more than $1 million to support student scholarships at UCLA School of Law. The Chris Cornell Scholarship honors Cornell’s commitment to justice, human rights and advocacy for those in need. Members of the coalition include several friends […]

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WATCH OSCAR ISAAC’S SPECIAL MESSAGE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

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“THE PROMISE” AT THE HAVANA FILM FESTIVAL

“The Promise” was an official selection of the 39th annual Havana Film Festival which ran December 8-17th. Director Terry George and others attended.

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“THE PROMISE” BY CHRIS CORNELL NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY

The song was nominated for a Grammy for best rock performance. Oscar Isaac recorded a special message in honor of Chris. WATCH THE VIDEO MESSAGE HERE Fans around the world are performing their own versions of “The Promise” in honor of Chris. Watch them here www.thepromisetoact.org/song.

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Human Rights Watch: New ‘Promise Award’

Human Rights Watch announces the new ‘Promise Award’ commemorating Chris Cornell. At the Voices for Justice Annual Dinner in Los Angeles, Human Rights Watched honored Chris Cornell and his song “The Promise” with the inaugural The Promise Award. OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder and Drew Brown performed the song in honor of Chris. The event raised a record-breaking […]

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ARPA FILM FESTIVAL

The Arpa International Film Festival ran from November 3rd – 5th and concluded with its Awards Gala Banquet on November 5th at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. The festival celebrated its 20th Anniversary and honored “The Promise”, “Intent to Destroy” and Chris Cornell. Read more about the festival and banquet here.        

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Nominations Now Open: Keep the Promise Educational Package

We’re in the middle of our education campaign and we’ve got great news. Thanks to the support of people like you and the hard work of AGBU, we’re able to send out curriculum kits to even more schools. Now we just need your help getting them where they’ll do the most good. Fill out the […]

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The Promise Director Terry George and Producer Eric Esrailian Visit Armenia

His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians, awards George and Esrailian the Order of Saint Sahak-Saint Mesrop. Photo Credit: AGBU AGBU Press Release September 26, 2017 – Armenians honored The Promise director Terry George and producer Eric Esrailian who arrived in Yerevan on September 21 to join a series of memorable events devoted to the movie […]

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IDA SCREENING

“Intent To Destroy” was screened as part of the IDA’s Documentary Screening Series on September 19th. Director Joe Berlinger, Serj Tankian, and Eric Esrailian participated in the Q&A.

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Interview with Dean Jennifer L Mnookian from The Promise Institute

A special screening of “The Promise” was held on August 24th. The event was organized for the Consular Corps and international organizations. Special guests included leadership members of the Promise Institute on Human Rights at UCLA School of Law and other human rights leaders. We had the privilege of speaking with Dean Jennifer L Mnookian from […]

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