Film screening & panel discussion 100 YEARS LATER by John Lubbock

  • Nevart Gulbenkian Hall Iverna Gardens London, England, W8 6TP United Kingdom

100 Years Later follows historian Ara Sarafian who has worked to unveil the facts of the 1915 genocide of Anatolia's minorities by the collapsing Ottoman military junta, the Ittihadists. However, this is not a film about what word to use for the murder of over a million people. It's about how to create reconciliation between Turks, Kurds and Armenians over a crime that many still refuse to recognise. Filmed in April 2015, the film shows the political situation in South East Turkey just before the 2015 elections and the continuation of violence between the PKK and Turkish state. Is Anatolia a place whose people are destined to hate each other forever, or can a more tolerant culture be revived from the ashes of the past?'

John Lubbock is a journalist and human rights activist and this is the first film he has made on a budget of only $3000. John is a graduate of City University London's International Politics programme and Research Officer for the Bahrain Center for Human Rights.