Screamers (2006)

Genres - Culture & Society, History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Politics & Government, Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues  |   Release Date - Jan 26, 2007 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

As Armenian-American rockers System of a Down wage a heated musical campaign for the Turkish government to finally acknowledge the 1915 Armenian genocide that is still denied by the powers that be, filmmaker Carla Garapedian explores the origins of the crime often considered the 20th century's first act of mass slaughter. System of a Down are the rarest of the rare in contemporary music -- a band with a true cause. Now, as Garapedian follows the members of the band to rallies staged specifically to get the U.S. government to acknowledge this long-forgotten tragedy, music fans will finally find out just what an impact the actions of one band can have on the modern interpretation of history. With powerful concert performance footage intercut with sobering political commentary, Garapedian's documentary proves without question that, even in a world where the Dixie Chicks are castigated for their "controversial" comments, some bands are still willing to take a stand.



Armenia, band [music group], concert-footage, controversy, genocide, mission [quest], origins, rally, Turkey