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Subject: Genocide

This is the determined effort of one group to entirely exterminate another group of people, whether deliberate, such as Hitler’s Final Solution, or a side effect of other events. But the end result is the same: the decimation of a people and the reduction of us all.

1915 Armenian Genocide

  • Director: Mark Bedrosian
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Production Country: United States

In addition to reforming the Ottoman constitution, the political group known as the Young Turks embarked upon a planned destruction of the Christian Armenian population of Turkey in what is now widely agreed to be one of the first modern acts of genocide and the second-most studied Holocaust.

Angkor: Cambodia Express (Kampuchea Express)

  • Director: Lek Kitaparaporn
  • Release Date: 1982
  • Production Country: Thailand, Italy

A journalist searches for his Vietnamese lover missing in the midst of Pol Pot's reign of terror in Cambodia.

Ararát (Ararat)

  • Director: Atom Egoyan
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Production Country: Canada, France

An Armenian director trying to make a film about the Armenian Genocide struggles with all the people involved: Turkish actors who prefer to forget the "troublesome" history, Armenian actors who suddenly recall painful family histories, and an over-zealous customs official who is superimposing his own struggles with his son's homosexuality onto the film's production. In the end, it's hard to say what the historical truth even is and, even if there is one, which historical truth will prevail in the film.

Darfur Diaries: Message from Home

  • Director: Aisha Bain, Jen Marlowe
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Production Country: United States

Life in Darfur, where drought and ethnic tensions have led to years of civil war, guerrilla warfare, and genocide, is seen through the eyes of those who live there, primarily the women and children affected by the fighting.

Darfur Now

  • Director: Ted Braun
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Production Country: United States

The genocide in Darfur can be seen through the eyes of very different individuals: first-world individuals, such as an actor, an activist, and an international prosecutor, or people who are trying to survive on the ground in Darfur, such as a woman soldier, a man responsible for a large refugee camp, and a man simply trying to feed as many people as he can in the midst of war.

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