Presentation of Genocide Documentary ‘Watchers of the Sky’

October 29, 2014

Toronto’s annual Pomegranate Film Festival will kick off on Wednesday, November 5, with Oscar nominee Edet Belzberg’s Watchers of the Sky. It will be screened in the Armenian Youth Centre’s Hamazkayin Theatre at 7 PM. 

The film is a documentary on the history of genocide inspired by Samantha Power’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book A Problem from Hell: America in the Age of Genocide. It begins with the career of Raphael Lemkin, who coined the term genocide, and highlights the contributions of today’s leaders in the opposition to it.

The Corning Centre has the honour of introducing this important work, which brings attention to the international struggle toward genocide prevention, justice, and peace. For additional information about the film and the festival featuring it, visit the official Pomegranate Film Festival website.  You can also click below to watch the trailer.

We look forward to seeing you on November 5th!