This is a groundbreaking film. It is an epic love story set against the historical backdrop of the Armenian Genocide, telling the story of the first modern genocide, a story that for too long has been lost to silence. This isn’t just an Armenian issue, it’s a universal story of human rights and justice, and the danger of silence.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu once said:
“It is sadly true what a cynic said: that we learn from history that we do not learn from history. And yet it is possible that if the world had been conscious of the genocide that had been committed by the Ottoman Turks against the Armenians, the first genocide of the twentieth century, then perhaps humanity might have been more alert to the warning signs that were being given before Hitler’s madness was unleashed on an unbelieving world.”
Let’s stop this cycle of silence, of turning a blind eye to atrocity and leaving gross human rights violations unacknowledged. We cannot afford to sit idle any longer, so we’re asking you to join our movement today.
We hope this film functions as the genesis of a global movement to combat the danger of silence in the face of human rights violations. It imparts the message that every person can “keep the promise” to address the issues that most affect their lives, communities, and the world: human rights, civil liberties, education, health, women’s rights, and the environment, to name a few.