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.
“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.”
PHOTO GALLERY (Photographer: Giselle Haber)