Monthly Archives: January 2004

Turkey ‘genocide’ film is dropped

The release of a movie that tackles one of the most controversial periods in Turkish history has been scrapped in the country after fears of violence. Ararat was directed by Atom Egoyan Turkish nationalist groups had vowed to keep the film, Ararat, off screens, according to distributor Belge Film. Ararat is about the 1915 deaths of up to 1.5 million people, which Armenians claim amounted to genocide by Turks. Turkey disagrees, and Belge Film pulled the movie because it said ... Read More »