The Promise Review

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Release Date: April 21, 2017
Screenplay: Terry George, Robin Swicord
Directed By: Terry George
Starring: Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale, Charlotte Le Bon
The last two years have been especially great at bringing us cinematic masterpieces focusing on untold stories. Stories that are often neglected, erased, and sometimes, terrorized. But thankfully, we’ve reached a place where the Hidden Figures are revealed — a place where The Promise to keep our culture alive is explored. And it’s films like this that are intended to remind us of the fact that as long as we’re breathing, these are the stories that need to be told.

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101 Years Later

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“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.”

William Saroyan 

It’s never easy to reflect upon something dark and tragic. Our words cannot bring justice, but perhaps, because they’re all we have, they can bring a sense of peace and most importantly, awareness. If you’ve never heard of the Armenian Genocide, you could read some of the details here.

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Armenian Genocide Remembrance | April 24, 2015

One of the entities we pride ourselves with most here at MGcircles is our genuine desire to spread love. Whether it’s through our positively driven reviews or Heartening Inspiration posts, kindness and love are what matter most to us. As Armenians, our culture, faith, and history are incredibly significant to us and our loved ones. In 1915 our ancestors faced horrors we can’t even begin to fathom and today marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

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