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. […]

The Storytellers: Protecting the Truth

by Mary Wald A neighbor once asked me how I knew that the Holocaust actually happened. I was able to point out that a mutual friend of ours, Irene, had lived as a child under Nazi occupation in Amsterdam. Her father died in a concentration camp for harboring Jews. She had carried messages for the resistance […]

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Carla Garapedian: An unspoken crime

I’m outraged—are you? When millions of innocent people are murdered, you’d think the world would know about it. But unlike the Holocaust in Europe, or the mass killings in Rwanda, most people don’t know what happened to the Armenian people over 100 years ago. Why should you care? I’ll tell you. I travel the world speaking […]

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Omaze: Meet Christian Bale, Chris Cornell and Serj Tankian at the Premiere of The Promise

  Meet Christian Bale, Chris Cornell and Serj Tankian at the Premiere of The Promise You and a friend will: Attend the red carpet premiere of The Promise at the legendary Grauman’s Chinese Theatre Meet Christian Bale, Chris Cornell, Serj Tankian, Angela Sarafyan and filmmaker Terry George Hit up the exclusive VIP after-party Get flown to Los Angeles […]

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Angela Sarafyan: I want to share my story

My name is Angela Sarafyan. I am an actress who has grown up in Los Angeles, California. My parents Grigor and Zarmine Sarafyan were immigrants from Armenia. I want to share with you a part of my life that you may not know about—the part of me that gives me my greatest strength and deepest heartbreak. […]

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Responding to Online Trolls

A letter to our partners: We have received many messages about online trolls posting and commenting on social media. We understand the frustration and sensitivity with this, and we want to help you know how to respond appropriately and to the greatest effect. We’ve learned from other projects that Turkey regularly employs a massive army of trolls, […]

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Rolling Stone: Hear Chris Cornell’s Orchestral ‘The Promise’

Soundgarden singer pens track for upcoming movie about love triangle during Armenian genocide When Chris Cornell took on the immense task of writing a song for the movie The Promise, a film whose story touches on the Armenian genocide, he did a lot of research. “There are a couple of really amazing documentaries about the Armenian genocide, and […]

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Hate for Hire

Russia is not alone in flooding the Internet with fake news and “comments.” Post something on any reasonably large site saying “You know the Falun Gong isn’t all that bad…” and watch the flood of hate unleashed from China on your comments. It won’t look Chinese. But it is. Governments who are accustomed to controlling […]

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Deadline: ‘The Promise’ Trailer: Armenian Genocide Epic Starring Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale

The new trailer for director Terry George’s The Promise has just been released, showing the epic nature of the film which tells the story of a love triangle set against the backdrop of the Armenian genocide. The film, which had its world premiere last fall at Toronto was picked up by Open Road for an April 21 release. The Promiseis headlined by Oscar […]

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Variety: Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale Try to Escape Armenian Genocide in ‘The Promise’ Trailer

“Empires fall, love survives” is the tagline in the official trailer for the historical drama “The Promise,” starring Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac. In the Open Road film, Bale and Isaac fall in love with the same woman amid the Armenian Genocide. Bale portrays an American Associated Press journalist while Isaac plays an Armenian medical student whose life […]

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Forbes: Genocide Denial Goes Viral–’The Promise’ And The IMDB

(L-R) Actors Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon and Christian Bale attend the ‘The Promise’ premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Writing this is dangerous: Speaking out on the Armenian Genocide means taking a huge risk. At the very least, it will be […]

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