A century of censorship and denial could not extinguish the truth.
Academy Award nominated director Joe Berlinger embeds with a historic feature film production on the set of Terry George’s The Promise, to take an unwavering look at the Armenian Genocide. Historians, scholars, and high-profile filmmakers come together in Berlinger’s cinematic exploration of the tangled web of responsibility that has driven a century of denial by the Turkish government and its strategic allies. Intent to Destroy is a timely reckoning with the large-scale suppression of a historical tragedy. Berlinger confronts the fraught task of shedding light on the Armenian Genocide — whose witnesses and descendants are still fighting to be officially acknowledged as such by the international community — how it was carried out during World War I as the reign of the Ottoman empire drew to a close, and how it laid the groundwork for the genocides that followed.
Claremont Laemmle Theater (450 W. 2nd St., Claremont)
Tickets are FREE, stop by KRV 353 or 342 to pick up your tickets in advance.
Presented by the Mgrublian Center for Human Rights.
Thursday, April 19 at 7:30pm
Claremont Laemmle Theater