”All ordinary Turks whom I know recognize the Armenian genocide, only Turkish government denies it,” famous American actor Dean Cain, who will attend the premiere of the documentary about Armenian Genocide denial today in Armenia .
Dean is one of the co-authors of the film. He visited Armenia in 2017 during the film shootings.
How did the American actor learn about the Armenian Genocide if, in his words, most Americans do not know about it?
“I went to Princeton University, I consider it one of the finest universities of the world, and I was a history major. A friend of mine, Kevin Matosian asked me if I knew about the Armenian Genocide, and this was 15 years ago. I was embarrassed because I was a historian, and had never heard about it, and he invited me to participate march in Los Angeles on April 24”.
Dean Cain shares the idea of making a documentary about the Armenian Genocide with her friend, Emmy Award-winning Montel Williams.
According to Montel Williams, when Dean Cain told him about the project he was surprised to hear about the Armenian Genocide. “At that moment I started to think that if I have been a servicemen for 22 years, I consider myself to be a military historian, I refer to numerous issues during my TV shows and I am unaware of the Armenian Genocide, it means that many are unaware. I realized that it’s necessary to tell people, discover that reality for them, since not being recognized the Armenian Genocide can lead to other genocides. It’s enough. This issue should be raised and a solution should be found to it”, Williams said.
“I think that until the Armenian Genocide has not been recognized, this tense situation in Azerbaijan and Artsakh can turn into a massive genocide,” added Dean.
Dean and Montel faced any obstacles while filming “Architects of Denial”.
The only thing was that they were not allowed to place movie posters on the buses in Washington.
“I am going to visit Turkey or Azerbaijan tomorrow,” Montel Williams said , speaking about the possibility of being blacklisted in these countries.
The film may be nominated for Emmy.