The Promise :-Watch The Promise on 123moviestvshow.com,Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Mikael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated artist Ana, and Chris – a renowned American journalist based in Paris.My wife, the president of San Jose State University, and I were fortunate to see this film at a festival in our hometown, San Jose. It played to a full house and a discussion followed with the director of the film. Years ago, in the 1920s, an attempt was made to make a film on the Armenian genocide following Franz Werfel’s powerful book, The 40 Days of Musa Dag. As many know, the salvation of a small band of determined Armenian survivors were saved from the Mountain of Moses (Musa Dag) on the Mediterranean coast by a French warship.Ihe salvation of the persevering few was an inspiration to the Holocaust resistance movement in Nazi occupied Europe and copies were passed around from one cell to another.Unfortunately, the film was never distributed due to the collusion of a frightened, anti-communists State Department fearful of losing Ataturk to the Soviet sphere and a determined Turkish government to deny the “murder of a nation,” as the US Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, Henry Morgenthau, term the Armenian genocide, a word to be invented later by Rafael Limpkin to suit the Armenian case.Turkish denial of the Armenian genocide continues to this day and the government of Turkey spends millions of dollars every year to hire lobbyists to influence American thinking. The thousands of negative votes on this film currently under consideration should be a dead giveaway that the Turkish government is once more active in trying to prevent the distribution of a film on the Armenian genocide. Furthermore, the Turkish government currently sponsored a film, The Ottoman Lieutenant, which gives the impression that all of the people of the Ottoman Empire in Anatolia suffered equally.