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. […]

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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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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A gift in honor of Chris

Today is Chris Cornell’s birthday. Chris was so important to everyone involved with The Promise. Join us, and his family, and commemorate his birthday by helping vulnerable children. Watch celebrities pledge to #KeepThePromise for Chris Cornell Chris had a deep connection to people, particularly those who were struggling. It’s why his music touched millions, and why Chris […]

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Chris Cornell’s Promise to Refugees

CHRIS CORNELL’S OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR HIS SONG “THE PROMISE” RELEASED ON WORLD REFUGEE DAY 2017 BY SURVIVAL PICTURES   LOS ANGELES, CA – June 20, 2017 – Multi-Grammy® Award-winning, Golden Globe nominee Chris Cornell’s official music video for his song “The Promise” was released this morning by Survival Pictures.  “The Promise” was Cornell’s last […]

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The Promise available this July!

  OSCAR ISAAC, CHARLOTTE LE BON AND CHRISTIAN BALE STAR IN THE INSPIRATIONAL STORY OF LOVE, SURVIVAL AND RESILIENCE THE PROMISE AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD JULY 4, 2017 AND ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD JULY 18, 2017  FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT   Universal City, California, May 31, 2017 – From the Academy Award®-winning director of Hotel […]

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Celebrating the life of Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell (1964-2017) We are deeply saddened by the passing of Chris Cornell, a loyal friend of The Promise and a fierce ally in the fight for recognition and human rights. We lost a true legend—our thoughts and sympathies go out to his family and friends.   All of us on The Promise team were […]

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The Impact of The Promise

This weekend The Promise opened in theaters, and we received so many messages of support. But there is one message we wanted to share, as it captures the essence of why we made the film, and what we hoped it would achieve. Hannah Frueh posted this message on Facebook:  I will never be able to […]

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$20 million gift creates Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law

For Immediate Release April 17, 2017  The UCLA School of Law has received a $20 million gift to launch a new institute that will serve as a national hub for human rights education and advocacy. The Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law will be generously supported by proceeds from the feature film […]

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Panel at Hammer Museum highlights how filmmakers depict genocide

A wide-ranging panel discussion at the Hammer Museum at UCLA delved into the challenges of using film to depict genocide and ethnic conflict. The event, held April 6, featured Terry George, an Academy Award-nominated writer and director; Dr. Eric Esrailian, a professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; and Stephen D. Smith, […]

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