Dutch TV Airs Program on Genocide

AMSTERDAM–A documentary billed as an educational program and titled "A Wall of Silence" (Een Muur Van Stilte) was aired on Dutch National Television Wednesday.

For a year–a team of five Dutch broadcast specialists had been preparing a one-hour television program on the Armenian Genocide featuring Prof. Vahakn Dadrian and Turkish author Dr. Taner Akcam.

The documentary juxtaposed the perspectives of an Armenian and a Turkish expert on the nature–dimensions and consequences of the first genocide of the 20th Century.

The 55-minute documentary was prepared from 10 hours of footage. The crew followed Prof. Dadrian on his lecture trips in Europe–including his lecture in French at the University of Brussels last year. The crew also spent several days with Prof. Dadrian in the United States.

Likewise–Dr. Akcam was filmed in his workplace at the Hamburger Institute Fur Sozialforschung in Hamburg–Germany–and during his delivery of a guest lecture at the University of Tarsus in Turkey last December.

Dorothee Forma of the Human’st Broadcasting Foundation directed the documentary. The crew consisted of Hans von den Heuvel–camera; Jacqueline de la Ruelle–sound; Arend Hutten–off-line editor; and Eveline van Dijck–final redaction

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