WHO WILL REMEMBER…
“…the annihilation of the Armenians?”
–A. Hitler in 1939
During the Armenian Genocide, a 16 year old girl taken to an orphanage converts to Islam until she can escape the Turkish soldiers trying to kill her and the children in her charge. Based on a screenplay written by Barbara Erysian – a second generation Armenian-American
WE WILL REMEMBER
“This film is dedicated to my grandmother and her younger brother who escaped the Armenian Genocide of 1915 and to all the others who survived or perished. She kept him alive at an orphanage by gathering small wads of dough one breadcrumb at a time. They were rescued by a Christian man passing by who recognized the sign of the fish. They were reunited with their remaining family and immigrated to America.” – Barbara Erysian, Screenwriter
Armenia, 1915, 100 years ago… 20 years before Hitler. The entire population of Armenian Christians was cleansed from the Ottoman Empire. Those who survived were forced to convert to Islam.
Screenwriter Barbara Erysian grew up hearing the story from her Grandmother about surviving the Armenian Genocide. In 2014, Barbara reflected on her Grandma Alice’s words, “Tell your children. Tell your children’s children. Never forget.” Wanting to tell the widest audience possible, she took it upon herself to write a screenplay for a feature film.
Max Freedman has been working on the project since 2015. Both Erysian and Freedman are trying to shed a ray of light into these dark events. Their goal is to bring awareness and recognition of the Armenian Genocide.
READER REVIEWS AND COMMENTS
“…detailed and touching…a great deal of PASSION and commitment…”
– 2nd Generation Armenian-American