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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. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:January 19, 2007

Crew

Carla Garapedian
Director
Carla Garapedian
Producer
Nick de Grunwald
Producer
Peter McAlevey
Producer
Charles Rose
Cinematographer
Jeff Atmajian
Composer (Music Score)
Liz Gallagher
Musical Direction/Supervision
Bill Yahraus
Editor
Eleanor Thomas
Associate Producer
Ara Sarafian
Associate Producer
Peter McAlevey
Conception
Carla Garapedian
Conception
Vince Tennant
Supervising Sound Editor
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