System Of A Down on telly
Tune in to BBC4 tonight (29th March) to LA favourites System Of A Down in a new film.
The documentary Screamers follows the enigmatic quartet on tour in the US last summer before they announced their hiatus. However the real subject matter of the film is awareness of genocide, from the Holocaust to Bosnia and, in particular the current crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan.
The band’s involvement focuses on their attempts to educate and inform on the genocide of their Armenian countrymen by the Turkish Empire in 1915, an act that the current Turkish government still does not recognise. The film shows the band, 3 of whom are of Armenian decent, on their efforts to strive for recognition of the genocide, delivering the message through their music.
Frontman Serj Tankian’s grandfather, a 96-year-old survivor of the 1915 genocide also appears alongside professors and other survivors in the film’s attempt to target denial of such acts.
As well as being shown in various cinemas, the film is being shown tonight on BBC4 at 10.30 and repeated at 2.00am. Check out the trailer and more info on Screamers here