DVD Release: MY ASSYRIAN NATION ON THE EDGE
LOS ANGELES, CA – On June 30, 2006, Rosie Malek-Yonan, author of The Crimson Field, testified before a Congressional Committee of the 109th Congress of the United States on religious freedom regarding the genocide, massacres and persecution of Assyrians in Iraq by Kurds and Islamists. She compared the Assyrian Genocide of 1914-1918, as depicted in her epic and historical novel, to the current plight of the indigenous Assyrian Christians of Iraq.
PEARLIDA PICTURES is pleased to announce the release of a documentary film by Monica Malek-Yonan: My Assyrian Nation on the Edge, A Congressional Testimony by Rosie Malek-Yonan. The documentary’s U.S. Premiere was held at the 73rd AANF Annual Assyrian American National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. The Australian Premiere was on 7 August 2008, at the Australian Parliament of New South Wales in Sydney.
“On 9/11 America experienced a reasonably small example of Islamic terrorism as compared to that with which Christians of the Middle–East are familiar. The world watched in horror as we, the citizens of this great nation, mourned our loss. And the world mourned with us. How shameful it would have been if the tragedy of 9/11 had gone unnoticed. How shameful it is that the tragedy of the Assyrian Genocide of last century went unnoticed. How shameful it is that the current Assyrian massacres are going unnoticed.” ~Rosie Malek-Yonan, United States Congress