Dr. Carla Garapedian
Director and Producer of “Screamers,” featuring the Grammy award-winning band ‘System of a Down,’ on theatrical release in the US and Canada in 2007, and released on DVD in 2008 by Sony BMG. This critically acclaimed film, looking at the recurring problem of genocide and genocide denial, has been described as “brilliant” (Larry King, CNN), “eye-opening” (LA Times), “extraordinary (Maxim), “articulate and invigorating” (New York Times) and “powerful” (UK Guardian). The film debuted at the American Film Institute Festival in November 2006 where it won the coveted Audience Award. It has been translated into 12 languages and shown in universities, schools, churches, synagogues and cultural institutes around the world. It has also been screened for the U.S. Congress, European Parliament, United Nations and British Parliament.
“Film and new media greatly influence today’s youth, who no longer want to ignore the continuing problem of genocide,” says Garapedian, who earned her doctorate in international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science before working as a producer, director and foreign correspondent based in Britain. “After meeting so many young “screamers,” I’m committed to Pomegranate Foundation’s main purpose — genocide education through popular culture.”