Communities come together for The Promise

Four communities came together on Sunday evening for a screening of ‘The Promise’ – a feature-length film which shines a powerful light on the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians. The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies joined with the Armenian, Pontian Greek and Assyrian communities to host the screening at Hoyts Entertaining Quarter, with young representatives of each group addressing the capacity audience.

Panayiotis Diamadis, Lynda Ben-Menashe, Maria Anthony and Con Tagaroulios

“The lack of universal recognition of the Pontian genocide, a century after the event, remains painful to all the communities involved and that makes this film exceptionally important,” Board of Deputies Community Relations & Policy Manager Lynda Ben-Menashe said. “The Jewish community was pleased to stand in solidarity with Armenians, Pontian Greeks and Assyrians to add our voice to theirs, raising awareness and countering denial.”

Ninos Aaron
Katia and Sia Vardakis, Efrosini Deligianni
Sarita Gold, Hayley Coombes and Elle Zirwanda
Joe Ghiazza, Jack Herschel, Ben Short, James Day, Panayiotis Diamadis, Max Booth, Lachlan Raper, Luke Weber and Stu Crosbie
Vic Alhadeff, Nena, Eleni and Victoria Lambousis

PHOTO GALLERY (Photographer: Giselle Haber)