Eric Esrailian thanked for “The Promise”

The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) has joined  Cher, Kim Kardashian West, and so many others in thanking Emmy-nominated film producer Eric Esrailian for bringing Kirk Kerkorian’s vision of The Promise to the big screen

“It was a truly pivotal moment that took global awareness of the Armenian Genocide to a totally new level, leveraging media and entertainment like never before to educate and advocate for truth. For justice,” ANCA said.

“Need to give love to dear Armenian friend Eric Esrailian. He’s been fighting the powers that be to get recognition. I know Armenians have fought and died to win recognition. I’ve always Called him Lonsman. Today I Found it’s a Jewish word for countryman, trusted friend. He is Both, Sorry,” Cher wrote in a Twitter post.

Ahead of Senate passage of the Armenian Genocide rResolution, Kim Kardashian retweeted Eric Esrailian’s post asking to call Senators nd urge them to vote YES on the Armenian Genocide resolution.

 Set during the waning days of the Ottoman Turkish Empire, “The Promise” tells the story of a love triangle sparked between an Armenian medical student, Michael (Oscar Issac), Anna (Charlotte Le Bon), and renowned American photojournalist Chris Myers (Christian Bale).

The First World War and the Armenian Genocide of the 1915-1923 form the historical backdrop of an epic story of love, loyalty and survival.

It was philanthropist and billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, who died in 2015, who envisioned the movie and got Esrailian involved. They spent two years researching the Genocide and governments’ efforts, including by the United States to suppress a movie being made about the event, before forming a production company to make the movie.

Kerkorian didn’t live to see the filming, but he did see the creation of the story.

The US Senate struck a historic blow against Turkey’s century-long obstruction of justice for the Armenian Genocide, unanimously adopting S.Res.150, a measure that locks in ongoing U.S. recognition of this crime.

The resolution, identical to a measure (H.Res.296) adopted 405 to 11 in the U.S. House in October, officially rejects Turkey’s denials of its genocide against Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Syriacs, Arameans, Maronites, and other Christian nations. 

The passage of the resolution – spearheaded by Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) – marks the first time that the Senate has recognized the Armenian Genocide.

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