There is no project with Mr. Gibson relating to this subject matter
From: "Nierob, Alan (LAN-RCN)" ANierob@rogersandcowan.com
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“The Forty Days of Musa Dagh” to be shot in Hollywood
Turkish Akçam reported that the Armenian Diaspora in Hollywood Is completing the preparations for shooting a film . based on Franz Werfel’s “The Forty Days of Musa Dagh,” one of the most remarkable works on the Armenian Genocide.
According to the newspaper the Kurdish authorities that have invited more than 30 most famous Hollywood actors to Northern Iraq, wish to shoot the “Peshmerga” film about the life of Kurdish leader mullah Mustafa Barzani.
According to the same source, the actors involved in the shooting of the films include Mel Gibson, Omar Sheriff, Antonio Banderas and Sylvester Stallone.
The "Foundation for the Struggle Against Baseless Allegations of Genocide" (ASİMED) has begun an e-mail campaign to try and dissuade actor Mel Gibson from playing a role in the film on the Armenian Genocide.
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Mel Gibson Not Going To Act In Film About Armenian Genocide?
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ As far as we know rumors about Mel Gibson playing a role on a film about the Armenian Genocide are no true, ?NC-WR Executive Director Andrew Kzirian told a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter. However, Hollywood may deny any hearsay just not to draw attention to the issue, he noted.
The Foundation for the Struggle Against Baseless Allegations of Genocide (ASIMED) has begun an e-mail campaign to dissuade actor Mel Gibson from playing a role in a film about the Armenian Genocide during World War I. The president of ASIMED Savas Egilmez said that the Armenian Diaspora had assigned $100 million to Hollywood film production companies to encourage shooting of such a film. “Some Hollywood companies are preparing to shoot a film supporting the Armenian view. There is hearsay that Mel Gibson is to play a role in one of these films. The film is reported to be shot at Icon Productions, the company Gibson is a partner in,” said Egilmez.
There is no project with Mr. Gibson relating to this subject matter
From: "Nierob, Alan (LAN-RCN)"
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007
Subject: Re: Armenian movie
There is no project with Mr. Gibson relating to this subject matter.
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To: Nierob, Alan (LAN-RCN)
Sent: Thu Nov 29 06:40:26 2007
Subject: Armenian movie
I read about your intentions for making a movie on the ever divisive Armenian issue. I would strongly urge you to carefully study the historical facts before you make a fool of yourself by keeping your eyes half open only to the act of manipulated propaganda, which has been successfully orchestrated by the Armenian Diaspora, and by ignoring listening to what the other party has got to tell.
The Foundation for the Struggle Against Baseless Allegations of Genocide (ASİMED) has begun an e-mail campaign to try and dissuade actor Mel Gibson from playing a role in a film that underscores claıms of an alleged genocide of Anatolian Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War I
The president of ASİMED and faculty member at Atatürk University’s history department, Professor Savaş Eğilmez, said in order to raise support internationally for Armenian allegations, various Armenian diaspora groups had set aside a fund of $100 million and this money had been given to Hollywood film production companies to encourage the making of such a film. Eğilmez noted that more than one such Hollywood company is preparing to shoot a film supporting the Armenian view. “It is now being said that actor Mel Gibson is to play a role in one of these films. There is a push to have the film shot at Icon Productions, the company Gibson is a partner in,” said Eğilmez.
Stallone changed his mind
Eğilmez noted that a similar situation occurred recently when Sylvester Stallone announced his plans to play a role in a new film adaptation of the book “The Forty Days of Musa Dagh. ” After a campaign led by ASİMED in which more than 3,000 e-mails were sent to Stallone, the actor declined the role. “Stallone decided not to act in this film after the e-mail campaign we led. The European press also expressed concerns about the book’s accuracy. We have begun sending documents about the truth of the situation to Gibson. We started an e-mail campaign to urge him to decline the role and to not allow this film to be shot at his production company. What we are facing is a new slander campaign on the level of the ‘Midnight Express’. Everyone needs to be sensitive and aware on this topic. We need to put pressure on this famous actor by telling him the truth of the matter,” stated Eğilmez.
27.11.2007, Today’s Zaman Erzurum
Sample Protest Letter:
Dear Mr. Gibson,
Please reconsider your decision about taking part in a politically biased movie supporting claims of the Armenian diaspora.
The allegations are baseless and stem from a desire to gain political power.
The sad events of 1915 are mostly about Armenians being forced out by Ottoman Empire Forces from their surrounding due to an Armenian rebellion and uprising against the Empire.
It was not a genocide, but a war. When both sides fight with guns and artillery and a Soviet funded armed rebellion exists, you can not call that anything else but war.
Please at least consider researching more about both sides views and publications by reputable historians, who oppose the genocide allegations.
Thank you for your attention.
Please send the following e-mail to the following address to protest Mel Gibson for his role in anti-Turkish film Musa Dagh-40 Days. Either use the following e-mail or the postal address.
Please inform your friends about the protest campaign.
Sample Protest Letter 2 :
SUBJECT: Protesting Racism in 40 Days of MUSA DAGH
Dear Mel Gibson,
The Turkish communities worldwide in the USA, Europe, Australia would like to communicate to you that acting in a false storyline that defames and insults Turks will cause a major incident not only in inciting further racism by Armenians which already unfairly target innocent Turks worldwide, but will also create a major backlash against Mel Gibson products in the Turkish world that numbers 250 million people. Militant Armenians have spent millions on their hate campaign to defame Turks and have suffered defeats and have been branded hatemongers in each incident.
You are very popular in Turkiye and hold a good stature amongst most Turks. Your role in a highly controversial depiction of a Civil War, as instigated by Armenian revolutionary militias, that killed innocent Ottoman Turks in the period, before the end of WW1, will cause a major uproar. Your new and old titles maybe boycotted if you proceed with this insulting topic.
We, as fans of you, plead that you do not accept this role.
You will find a link below that categorizes the fallacies in the storyline of “Musa Dagh - 40 days”.
“Moussa Dagh (Mount Moussa), if the truth be known, is the best evidence of the Armenian duplicity and rebellion. Fifty thousand Armenians, all armed, ascended the summit of that mountain after provisioning it to stand siege. Daily sallies from that summit of armed bands attacked the rear of the Ottoman armies, and disappeared into the mountain”
Source: Armenian Reality