Screamers Poster


Release Date: December 8th, 2006

R|1 hr. 29 min.

Plot Summary
Members of the rock band System of a Down, who are of Armenian descent, join forces with filmmaker Carla Garapedian to chronicle the history of modern genocide, beginning with the Turkish slaughter of Armenians in 1915 to the 21st-century atrocities in Darfur, Sudan.



Genres: Documentary

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  • A committed piece of agit-prop, which benefits from the passion of its protagonists. Followers of the band will need no introduction to the subject matter, which is referenced in their musical repertoire. The film also should play well with those interested in liberal causes. show more

  • Fans are, obviously, most likely to appreciate the concert footage that's woven throughout the film. But the most powerful moments come offstage, when we see young audience members burn with the fresh outrage of the newly enlightened. show more

  • The Armenian-American quartet have taken it upon themselves to teach their fans about what happened to their families in that now-forgotten time, a deeply personal mission that has proven effective in politicizing their audiences. show more

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