The political and controversial documentary Architects of Denial is in select theaters this weekend. Tackling the subject of the cover-up of the Armenian Genocide, the documentary interviews witnesses who shared their horrific stories of experiencing atrocities first hand as well as U.S. political leaders who are accused of denying the truth. Julian Assange and George Clooney speak in the documentary.
Produced by Montel Williams and Dean Cain, the two promoted the movie in several outlets that continue to draw political controversies such as Fox News and the Armenian National Committee of America. While many governments state the Armenian genocide did not occur, the documentary is deemed controversial. Montel and Dean state that a genocide denied is a genocide continued.
The documentary alleges that because of the United States’ position and denial of the genocide of Armenians, countries such as Turkey and Azerbaijan have continued their unchecked persecution of the Armenian people.
You may see the official trailer for Architects of Denial in the video player below.
The Armenian genocide is essentially a religious war that was waged against Christians in the middle east. Many believe because Turkey is an ally of the United States the genocide has been denied in order to maintain peaceful, political relations.
Montel Williams and Dean Cain spoke publicly about Architects of Denial and said they have been friends for a long time. They said they’ve talked about making a documentary such as this for many years. Though at times they disagree politically, they both agreed that the covering up of genocide is not only wrong but needed to be exposed.
Montel said that for over 100 years the Armenian genocide has been denied and unrecognized but that is all changing. Now that the majority of the world recognizes the genocide as a historical fact, it’s time that politicians do the same. The documentary shows politicians being interviewed who denied the Armenian genocide on camera.
Both spoke out about the importance of recognizing the Armenian genocide because if it is ignored and denied, it will only continue. They felt that it was time resolutions were passed to ensure this important part of history is permanently recognized.
They also denied that this was a political movie, but that it was a historical and human rights issue.
What do you think? Are you going to watch Architects of Denial?