The Armenian Genocide
Premiered on PBS, April 2006
Running Time: 60 minutes
The Armenian Genocide is the complete story of the first Genocide of the 20th century, when over a million Armenians died at the hands of the Ottoman Turks during World War I – an event that is still denied by Turkey to this day. This film features interviews with the leading experts in the field, such as Pulitzer Prize-winning author Samantha Power and New York Times best-selling author Peter Balakian. The documentary includes never-before-seen historical footage of the events and key players including Rafael Lemkin telling the story of how he invented the word Genocide in the 1940s. The Armenian Genocide is narrated by Julianna Margulies and includes historical narrations by Ed Harris, Natalie Portman, Laura Linney, Jared Leto, Lou Zorich and Orlando Bloom.
"Powerful… honors the victims of the Armenian genocide and also pays tribute to dissidents in Turkey who are brave enough to speak out despite government censorship." – ALESSANDRA STANLEY
"Serious, literate and ultimately heartbreaking... [made with] intelligence and precision..." – MATT ZOLLER SEITZ
"A powerful and skillfully-edited production." – MICHAEL GETLER
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"A powerful indictment… an excellent documentary… It raised vital issues that the nation of Turkey remains unwilling to deal with, because, as Samantha Power suggests in the program, to acknowledge genocide would put that nation in the sorry company of Adolph Hitler and Nazi Germany." – KEN A. BODE
"Evocative..." – ELLEN BORK
"Armenia, Revisited" – SAM SCHECHNER
"A Genocide Documentary That Will Resonate" – ARIS SEVAG
"Balanced Portrayal An Extremist's Worst Nightmare" – ELIZABETH FRIERSON
"The Armenian Genocide, One Of The Greatest Untold Stories"
– CYNTHIA DETTELBACH
"PBS Panel on Armenian Genocide Stirs Protest" – PAUL FARHI
Major Underwriters: John and Judy Bedrosian, The Lincy Foundation, The Avanessians Family Foundation, and The Manoogian-Simone Foundation.