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This Movie Talks About A Topic Hardly Covered By Mass Media And Oscar Isaac Stars In It

"The Promise" / TIFF via IndieWire.com

After being part of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “X-Men: Apocalypse,” Oscar Isaac took the leading role in “The Promise,” a historic movie about the Armenian genocide. Through his character, the Guatemalan actor is raising awareness on a topic that we don’t normally see covered by mass media.

It’s been more than 100 years since the Ottoman Empire murdered more than 1 million Armenians between 1915 and 1922, but “as few as 34 films have been made on the subject,” reports Slate.

“The Promise” is the first mainstream flick about the genocide produced in Hollywood thanks to the late Armenian businessman and investor Kirk Kerkorian, who put himself on a mission to bring the story to the masses. Kerkorian, who owned Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) in 1969, passed away as the film was going into production in 2015.

“He always wanted to make an epic film with the best actors available that wouldn’t just be a history lesson,” said movie producer Eric Esrailian to Variety.

“The Promise,” directed by Terry George, revolves around the love triangle of an Armenian medical student, Michael (Isaac), an American journalist based in Paris, Christopher (Christian Bale) and Ana (Charlotte Le Bon), an Armenian-born woman raised in France, during the beginning of the Armenian genocide.

The movie, which has yet to be released nationwide, premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Learn more about “The Promise,” here.


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This Former Governor Thinks Latinos Will Help Donald Trump Win Arizona

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This Former Governor Thinks Latinos Will Help Donald Trump Win Arizona

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Former governor of Arizona Jan Brewer had no problem claiming that Donald Trump will win Arizona in the general election. Her reasoning? When it comes to Latinos, Brewer says that “they don’t vote.” Seriously. She said that Latinos are willing to just sit at home during this election to hand Trump a win in the state of Arizona.

Former Arizona governor Jan Brewer wants people to know that Latinos don’t vote.

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CREDIT: Grey’s Anatomy / ABC / paillette20 / Tumblr

“Nah,” Brewer told The Boston Globe when asked if Latinos might tip Arizona from red to blue. “They don’t get out and vote. They don’t vote.”

OK, Brewer. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but using a broad brush to paint an entire population is just wrong. Maybe it’s just wishful thinking that Latinos won’t show up to vote. But let’s face it, Donald Trump will be credited with one thing: getting Latinos to register to vote like never before. In September, before the relentless attacks on Alicia Machado and the infamous “Access Hollywood” bus tape, Google reported that voter registration searches skyrocketed in heavily Latino regions. There have also been several organizations that have been pushing to register more Latino voters than ever before.

But, here’s the thing, Brewer. There are almost 1,000,000 eligible Latino voters in Arizona making up 21.5 percent of all eligible Arizona voters.

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CREDIT: PewResearchCenter Hispanic Trends

It’s hard to think Latinos would sit out in this election after Trump has called Mexican immigrants rapists, kicked Latino reporters out of news conferences for challenging him, and blamed the issues of violence in the U.S. on Latinos and African-Americans. Those are just three of so many offensive, unnecessary and hateful things the Republican nominee has said.

According to a Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News Poll, Latinos are already influencing the vote in Arizona.

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CREDIT: Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News Poll / azcentral.com

The poll shows that of the Latinos who were surveyed for the poll 25.6 percent say they are voting for Trump while 32.0 percent will be casting a vote for Hillary Clinton.

And when you take a larger look at how Arizona voters are leaning, it is clear to see that people are kind of siding with Clinton.

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CREDIT: Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News Poll / azcentral.com

The poll, which was released in October 2016, has Clinton ahead of Trump 39 percent to 33.9 percent.

So, Jan. We are just going to have to see what happens to Arizona come November 8.

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CREDIT: How I Met Your Mother / 20th Century FOX / sketchenstein / Tumblr

If Latinos turn the state blue, the only person to blame for their renewed interest in politics will be you.


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Register to vote today by downloading the Latinos Vote app for iOS and Android. Our voice matters. #WeAreAmerica

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