Intent to Destroy (2017)

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“Academy Award®-nominated director Joe Berlinger takes an unwavering look at the Armenian genocide after a century of denial by the Turkish government and its strategic allies.”

Hollywood Reporter

In 2015, Academy Award-winning director Terry George (Hotel Rwanda) took on the challenge of making the first mainstream film about the 1915 Armenian Genocide that wiped out 1.5 million Armenians in The Promise (starring Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale).

Here, Joe Berlinger (Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Tony Robbins: I am Not Your Guru, Crude) creates a film combining a mixture of exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, rare archival material and investigative interviews, all capturing the shocking and complex history of the Armenian Genocide.  What unfolds is the real-time drama of bringing this long-ignored chapter of human cruelty to the big screen.