Dean Cain talks ‘Architects of Denial’ and the Armenian Genocide


“Architects of Denial” is a documentary that focuses on the Armenian Genocide of 1915, and the treatment of the Armenian people in and around the country of Armenia to this present day.

Actor/Producer Dean Cain and talk show host Montel Williams served as executive producers of the hour and 40 minute long film.

Cain spoke to us via Skype about the 5-year-long project that examines the 1915 genocide perpetrated by Ottoman Turks, and the continued atrocities against Armenians that Cain says is due to Turkey’s refusal admit it was genocide.

“Adolf Hitler said when he was thinking of the final solution, he said, ‘After all, who remembers the Armenians?’ And if you can deny something like this, it allows you to carry on,” says Cain.

 Cain was a history major at Princeton University. But admits he had not heard about the Armenian Genocide until 15 years ago when it was brought to his attention.

He says he and Williams are long-time friends have traveled the world focusing on human right issues. Now their travels have taken them to Washington to get the attention of Congress and the White House which have yet to acknowledge what happened to the Armenians was “genocide.”

“We just say this is not a political issue. This is history. The information is overwhelming.  The evidence is overwhelming.  In controvertible,” Cain says.

The film features genocide experts and survivors. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, and others who describe Turkey’s efforts to keep the word “genocide” out of Washington’s vocabulary.  Cain says, “We want to really reach out and touch as many people as we can and get them to think about this issue and understand that by saying this was a genocide, hopefully we can stop current and future genocides.”

“Architects of Denial” was directed by David Lee George. It opens in a limited number of theaters nationwide on October 6, 2017.  It’s also available to watch On-Demand.

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