The relevance of this film was scary. . . . We were filming scenes of refugees fleeing across the desert while we were watching it on television. We were filming a siege in the mountains when the Yazidi were trapped in a mountain by ISIS.
The modern concept of genocide did not begin with the Holocaust; it started with the attempted extermination of the Armenians during the early years of World War I. The Promise tells the horrifying tale through the story of a love triangle (or perhaps quadrangle).