The Armenian Museum of America (ALMA) and the Semitic Museum are partnering to present a film screening of Tim Slade’s "The Destruction of Memory."
The event will include the screening and a panel discussion with film director Tim Slade, Andras Riedlmayer of Harvard University, and Joesph Greene of the Semitic Museum, and will be held as the Museum’s annual Genocide commemoration event for 2017.
Based on the book of the same name by Robert Bevan, The Destruction of Memory tells the story of the cultural destruction associated with Genocide that has caused and is still causing catastrophic results across the globe.
The film explores the ongoing actions of ISIS and other modern situations of cultural destruction, as well as the decisions of the past that allowed this issue to remain hidden in the shadows for years.
The war against culture is not over, and unfortunately it has been steadily increasing. However, heroic individuals have fought back, risking and losing their lives to project not just other human beings, but cultural identities.
Interviewees in the film include the Director-General of UNESCO, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, as well as a number of diverse and distinguished international experts, such as Andras Riedlmayer, whose voices combine to address this urgent issue.
For more information about the screening and panel, visit www.armenianmuseum.org/calendar.