Music with a message....a new documentary [makes] a stark point: All genocides of the last century were known by governments that could have halted the killing but chose not to. —Los Angeles Times
The documentary Screamers chronicles Grammy Award-winning rock band System of a Down’s efforts to persuade both the British and U.S. governments to recognize the Armenian Genocide. The film explores why genocides repeat and features interviews with Pulitzer Prize-winning activist Samantha Power; survivors from Turkey, Rwanda, and Darfur; FBI whistleblowers, and Hrant Dink, who was assassinated in Turkey after appearing in the film. (2006, Dir. Carla Garapedian, 91 min.)
Presented in conjunction with Hammer Conversations: Atom Egoyan & Serj Tankian.
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets for assigned seating in the Billy Wilder Theater are required and available at the Box Office one hour before each program. Early arrival is recommended. Tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis. As a benefit for their support, members enjoy priority ticketing and seat selection, subject to availability.
Parking is available under the museum for a flat fee of $3 after 6PM.
Public programs are made possible by Hammer Members and the generosity of Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.