Screamers | 2006

Foreign, Documentary
Follows the Grammy-award winning rock band System of a Down as they confront the issue of the Armenian genocide in 1915 Turkey and efforts by the Turkish government to deny it.

Cast

... Himself

Actor

... Himself

Actor

... Himself

Actor

...

Actor

...

Actor

...

Actor

...

Actor

...

Actor

...

Actor

...

Actor

Company

Isis Productions

Financier

MG2 Productions

Production Company

Synopsis

A documentary examining why genocides keep occurring--from the Armenian genocide in 1915, to the Holocaust, Bosnia, Rwanda and now Darfur. With the contribution of the band 'System of a Down', whose members are all grandchildren of genocide survivors, the film traces the locations and stories of genocide in the last century. Through the arguments of Pulitzer prize-winning author Samantha Power, the personal stories of genocide survivors, policy critics and whistleblowers--the "screamers"--the film dissects the problem of genocide denial and, as well, Power's thesis that America's interest has always been to stay neutral, no matter how wide-scale the carnage, with successive Presidents conspiring to turn a blind eye to genocides as they are happening. After the Holocaust, we may say "never again"--but we don't mean it.

SIMILAR ARTICLES

Next >