We are currently in co-production on another humanitarian film called, ROAD TO URMI about the gruesome Assyrian Genocide. We started shooting in December 2022 and production is estimated to be completed by the end of May 2023, shooting in the country of Morocco. Please stay tuned for updates as we are very excited about this film.
Genre: Historical Drama / Action
Shooting Location: Country of Morocco
Writers: Frank Gilbert, Cecile Cinco & Shar Yonan
Producers: Cecile Cinco & Shar Yonan
Director: Frank Gilbert
The Road to Urmi is based on a true historical story of the Assyrian Genocide. The story takes us back to 1915, following the Ottoman's declaration of the war against the Assyrians who lived under their authorities. The Assyrians are viciously attacked and massacred by the Ottoman Turks. Beginning with the kidnapping of Hormiz, the brother of Patriarch Mar Benyamin Shimun, in order to force him to surrender his people and weapons to an inevitably unjust and brutal death in the hands of the Turks.
Tragically, Patriarch Mar Benyamin is pressed to make one of the most difficult decisions of his life. He sacrifices his beloved brother for the safety and honor of Assyrians to secure their future. The Assyrians leave behind their ancestral land attempt to escape through the unforgiving and rough mountain terrain of Turkey and into Urmi, Iran.
The story revolves around Miriam and her ten-year old son, Emmanuel, who manage to flee from the Turkish army while doing her best to shelter her son from the gruesome reality of mass destruction of villages and genocide everywhere. On their journey, they meet David who stayed behind to witness the events committed by the Turks and be an informant for the Patriarch. David attempts to help Miriam and Emmanuel escape to Urmi, putting his life in immense danger.
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