LARRY KING CALLS SCREAMERS ‘BRILLIANT. A FILM EVERYONE SHOULD SEE’
LOS ANGELES–Larry King has declared the film "Screamers"–now playing
in select cities nationwide in the US–a must-see. "It’s a brilliant
film," said King. "Everyone should see it." The film features the
Grammy award-winning band System of a Down and exposes the denial
of genocide in the last century, from the Armenian genocide, the
Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda — right up to the genocide
unfolding now in Darfur.
King’s statement follows Monday’s special screening at Harvard’s
Kennedy School of Government, hosted by "Screamers" contributor
Samantha Power, Pulitzer prize-winning author of A Problem from Hell,
America and the Age of Genocide. The School’s Starr auditorium was
packed out by students, System of a Down fans and journalists alike —
as well as a special appearance by Henry Morgenthau III, grandson of
the US Ambassador who was a "screamer" during the Armenian genocide.
"Screamers" is a frontal assault on US foreign policy in the face
of genocide — identifying the hypocrisy of successive Presidents
lip-service to the idea of ‘never again.’Two days after Congressmen saw
a special screening in the Library of Congress, one of the contributors
in the film, Hrant Dink, was brutally murdered in Turkey — for the
very beliefs he expressed in the film.
The film opens in Boston and Chicago February 9, following New York
and Washington. DC openings on January 26 and is supported by Save
Darfur and Jewish WorldWatch.
"With a genocide going on now in Darfur, it’s vital that we send a
message out now to our politicians that we must do everything we can to
stop genocide now," said Carla Garapedian, the director of "Screamers."