March 23, 2017

Assyria: Documentary on Genocide to Be Screened in Cyprus

Photo Courtesy of AINA

Cypriotic state broadcaster CYBY announced that it will air the documentary “Seyfo 1915 – The Assyrian Genocide”, directed by Assyrian filmmaker Aziz Said and produced by the Assyrian Federation of Sweden. The film has been screened across Europe to raise awareness about the Assyrian genocide. The film sparked controversy, especially when the Turkish embassy in Sweden tried to stop Swedish channels airing it, due to their official policy of denial of the genocide of Assyrians, Armenians and Greeks.

 

Below is an article published by Assyrian international News Agency:

Cypriotic state broadcaster CYBY has announced it will air the documentary film "Seyfo 1915 - The Assyrian Genocide" on March 8 [2017] on the RIK2 channel. The documentary had its premiere in 2015, marking the centennial commemoration of the Assyrian genocide. The film sparked headlines in 2016 when it was revealed the Turkish embassy in Sweden had tried to persuade Swedish channel TV4 not to air it (AINA 2016-04-26). The official Turkish policy is built on denial of genocide claims by Assyrians, Armenians and Greeks.

 

The documentary was directed by Assyrian filmmaker Aziz Said of Germany and produced by the Assyrian Federation of Sweden; it has been screened in theaters across Europe, raising awareness about the Assyrian genocide.