Turkish director makes a movie surrounding the Armenian Genocide.

Turkish director makes a movie surrounding the Armenian Genocide.


German born Turkish Multi-award winning Director Fatih Akin has made a film surrounding the Armenian Genocide. The film is called “The Cut” and is coming out this fall. The film is made with a large budget and will premiere at the Venice Film Festival held from 27 August to 6 September.

Regarding the subject Fatih remarked: “Turkey, of which I am a part of, is ready for this film”. Unfortunately not everyone is of the same opinion in Turkey and he received death threat on social media websites by Turkish ultranationalists. Through Twitter accounts for two magazines, ultranationalists said they would not allow Akın’s film to be shown in any cinema in Turkey, adding they were waiting for any attempt for a screening of the film with their “white berets.” They were referring to the beret worn by Ogün Samast, the murderer of the Turkish-Armenian journalist, Hrant Dink. Samast, who shot Dink…

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2 thoughts on “Turkish director makes a movie surrounding the Armenian Genocide.

  1. In 1915, leaders of the Turkish government set in motion a plan to expel and massacre Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire. Though reports vary, most sources agree that there were about 2 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire at the time of the massacre. By the early 1920s, when the massacres and deportations finally ended, some 1.5 million of Turkey’s Armenians were dead, with many more forcibly removed from the country. Today, most historians call this event a genocide–a premeditated and systematic campaign to exterminate an entire people. However, the Turkish government does not acknowledge the enormity or scope of these events. Despite pressure from Armenians and social justice advocates throughout the world, it is still illegal in Turkey to talk about what happened to Armenians during this era.

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