- Screamers (2006 film)
name = Screamers
caption = Poster for the film "Screamers"
Nick De Grunwald
Serj Tankian Daron Malakian Shavo Odadjian John Dolmayan
Jeff Atmajian System of a Down
cinematography = Charles Rose
released = flagicon|USA
December 8, 2006
runtime = 89 min.
language = English
website = http://www.screamersmovie.com/
imdb_id = 0823668
"Screamers" is a 2006 documentary by director
Carla Garapedian. The film explores why genocideshave recurred into the modern day, and involves the band System of a Down, Serj Tankian's grandfather (who is an Armenian Genocidesurvivor), the human rights activist and journalist Professor Samantha Power, and various people involved with genocides in Rwandaand Darfur. "Screamers" also examines genocide denialin current day Turkey, and the trend of neutrality that the United Statesgenerally holds towards genocide.
(in order of appearance)
Samantha Power, Professor, Harvard University, Pulitzer prize-winning author, "A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide"
Serj Tankian, System of a Down
John Dolmayan, System of a Down
Daron Malakian, System of a Down
Shavo Odadjian, System of a Down
Aram Hamparian, Armenian National Committee
Stepan Haytayan, Grandfather of Serj Tankian, 96-year-old survivor of Armenian genocide
Maritza Ohanesian, 100-year old survivor of Armenian genocide
Michael Hagopian, Filmmaker, "Voices from the Lake", "Germany and the Secret Genocide", "The Forgotten Genocide"
Verjin Mempreian, 96-year old survivor of Armenian genocide
Greg Topalian, Freeman College, UK
Henry Morgenthau III, Grandson of Henry Morgenthau, U.S. Ambassador to Turkey
Lord Shannon, House of Lords
* Lord Avebury, House of Lords
Baroness Cox, Deputy Speaker, House of Lords
Charles Tannock, MEP, Conservative, European Parliament
Tom Tsvann, Professor, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies Amsterdam
Peter Galbraith, Former U.S. Senate Staff
Vartkes Yeghiayan, "The Case of Soghomon Tehlirian" Author
Sibel Edmonds, Former FBI translator
Taner Akcam, Turkish historian and dissident
Hrant Dink, Agos Newspaper, Istanbul
Appo Jabarian, Editor, USA Armenian Life Speaking at UCLA conference
Ara Sarafian, Gomidas Institute
Adam Schiff, U.S. Congressman
Salih Booker, Africa Action
* Screamers generally received good to average reviews from critics.
Metacriticassign it a score of 55 / 100 based on a weighted average of more than 10 newspaper reviews. The New York Post's Kyle Smithwas the only mentioned person to give Screamers a below average score, rating it a 12/100, indicating an extremely negative review. [ [http://www.nypost.com/seven/01262007/entertainment/movies/say_genocide__and_armenia_it_movies_kyle_smith.htm New York Post - Say Genocide, and Armenia it!] ]
* Ken Hachikian, chairman of the
Armenian National Committee of America, described the documentary as a "powerful contribution to the anti-genocide movement." [ [http://www.anca.org/press_releases/press_releases.php?prid=1012 ANTI-GENOCIDE DOCUMENTARY ‘SCREAMERS’ =PREMIERES AT AFI FILM FESTIVAL=] ]
* The UN Secretary General requested to remove a sentence referring to a million Armenians being murdered during the Ottoman Empire from the Aegis Trust exhibition “Lessons from Rwanda,” and the exhibition’s subsequent cancellation [ [http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/index.jsp?epi-content=GENERIC&newsId=20070410006324&ndmHsc=v2*A1176202800000*B1176272947000*DgroupByDate*J1*N1000837&newsLang=en&beanID=202776713&viewID=news_view Serj Tankian and Carla Garapedian denounce cancellation of UN Genocide Exhibition Mentioning Armenians. "Los Angeles (Business Wire")] ]
* Since the films making, journalist
Hrant Dink, who was interviewed for the documentary was murdered.
*In 2006, "Screamers" won the AFI Audience Award for Best Documentary. [ [http://www.afi.com/onscreen/afifest/2006/tyaaf.aspx#win AFI FEST 2006 Announces Award Winners] ]
* [http://www.screamersmovie.com/ Official Site]
* [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2890621768796907883 Movie Trailer] at Google Video
* [http://www.screamersmovie.com/flash/screamers_turkey_320x240_220.wmv Movie Clips]
* [http://www.metacritic.com/film/titles/screamers Screamers] at Metacritic
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