Intent to Destroy
Release Date: November 10, 2017
Running Time: 115 min
Director: Joe Berlinger
Producer: Joe Berlinger and Eric Esrailian
Writer: Joe Berlinger and Cy Christiansen
Synopsis: Intent to Destroy is a timely reckoning with the large-scale suppression of a historical tragedy. Berlinger confronts the fraught task of shedding light on the Armenian Genocide—whose witnesses and descendants are still fighting to be officially acknowledged as such by the international community—how it was carried out during World War I as the reign of the Ottoman Empire drew to a close, and how it laid the groundwork for the genocides that followed. Historians, scholars, and high-profile filmmakers come together in Berlinger’s cinematic exploration of the tangled web of responsibility that has driven a century of denial by the Turkish government and its strategic allies, including the United States of America.