Director Terry George has represented the horror and humanity of genocide in films such as Hotel Rwanda and The Promise, his most recent feature about the Armenian genocide. Producer and physician Eric Esrailian and Dr. Stephen D. Smith, executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation, join George to discuss the challenges and politics of representing real-world atrocities within the constraints of the film medium. Moderated by journalist and filmmaker Carla Garapedian.
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