Thursday, April 30, 2015

95 Years of Denial - the Armenian Genocide and the Memorial Monument in RI

Armenian Martyrs’ Memorial Monument, Providence

Released in 2010, 95 Years of Denial describes events that took place at the beginning of the 20th century that led to the Armenian Genocide, and the persistent denial to date by the Turkish officials. The film also offers survivors’ stories and perseverance, and highlights the history of the Armenian Martyrs’ Memorial Monument in Providence, RI. Commemorating the 100th anniversary (April 24), Rhode Island PBS airs the film on Thursday, April 30 at 9:30 p.m.

The Armenian Genocide - the first genocide of the 20th Century - occurred when two million Armenians living in Turkey were forced from their historic homeland through deportation and massacres. Despite all the documented facts and pressure from many foreign officials, Turkey denies the Armenian genocide.

The film takes viewers from the events at the beginning of the 20th century to modern days, when Armenians in Rhode Island erected the Armenian Martyrs’ Memorial Monument.