Screamers Premiers in Theaters in Yerevan

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–The highly acclaimed documentary film Screamers begin its theatrical run in Yerevans at Moscow Cinema Tuesday and will continue through April 24. The films director Carla Garapedian held a press conference Monday at the Marriott Hotel, where she described the journey of making Screamers. She discussed the current relevance of the film, with the international community focusing so much attention on the recognition of the Armenian Gencoide. The film features the Grammy Award-winning Armenian American LA-based band System of a Down, along with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Samantha Power, the late former Agos Daily editor Hrant Dink, former FBI translator and whistle-blower Sibel Edmonds, Armenian National Committee of America Executive Director Aram Hamparian, and more. System of a Down, one of the most powerful and progressive American rock bands, through its songs and on stage performance, calls for the recognition of the Armenian genocide of 1915, still denied by Turkey and the United States. Screamers follows the four-member Armenian American band on tour as they engage in a campaign for genocide recognition and to examine why genocides keep occurring to this day. The band takes up the charge, attending rallies across the nation and at the White House, educating its fans and elected officials, and speaking out. The film is packed with live concert footage that capture the powerful performances interspersed with their personal stories, Screamers is a tour-de-force documentary that bears the name of those who will not be silenced: those who continue to scream "never again.

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