Aghet Film Analysis

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Moreover, Aghet is an influential documentary, portraying the annihilation of Armenians from 1915-1923 and the effects of the Turkish government's international campaign of genocide denial. The film highlights the Turkish authorities’ current policy of these crimes. It also delves into the ongoing campaign of denial that the Turkish government has mounted since these events occurred in World War I. Aghet includes a meticulous historical narrative of the events leading up to the genocide, including the geopolitical motives of the Ottoman Turkish leadership, represented by the Committee of Union and Progress, in planning and carrying out the mass murder of hundred thousands of Armenians. In addition to the events of 1915-1923, a significant portion of the documentary is devoted to contemporary events in Turkey related to the Genocide. This includes the assassination of Hrant Dink, who was a Turkish-Armenian editor, and journalist that accept the genocide. Moreover, Aghet addresses repatriation of the corpse of Talaat Pasha (CUP leader), together with attempts at his deification despite his having been the principal architect, planner and director of the Genocide. This film was directed by Award-winning director Eric Friedler and funded by German Public Television (NDR) The …show more content…
In fact, when it comes to the foreign affairs, the Armenian genocide remains a controversial issue. Reconciliation between Armenia and Turkey is unlikely to come in the near future because the Turkish government still exercises an uncompromising policy of genocide denial. Although the world’s outlook on the issue of the Armenian genocide has yet to reach a consensus, these three movies shine lights on this aging issue. With genocide continuing to plague the world, widespread education and recognition bring out hope that new Genocide committers will rethink of their

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