On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, Executive Producers Dean Cain and Montel Williams were honored by Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan with the ORDER OF HONOR, one of the country’s highest awards, Architects of Denial, LLC announced today. The ceremony took place on March 6 at the Presidential Palace in Yerevan. The President announced the award for the two celebrities who have worked for the recognition of genocide worldwide.
Together, they produced the film, “Architects of Denial,” released last year to critical acclaim in the U.S. On March 5 the film received its Premiere screening in Yerevan at an exclusive event attended by President Sargsyan, government officials and representatives from around the world. In the U.S. the film created a national controversy when the ads for the film were rejected as being political. Mr. Cain and Mr. Williams vehemently fought for the right to advertise, claiming the genocide was historical, not political.
They then created a television special called “Denial” that is currently airing in the U.S. as well as internationally about the problems they encountered when they tried to bring the message public. It focuses on how special interest groups and genocide deniers attempted to stop the release of the film “Architects of Denial.”
“We are deeply humbled by this incredible honor. We have the utmost respect for every Armenian family that carries the scars and the burden of this genocide with them to this very day,” Dean Cain remarked. “Every Armenian family has a story. And they cannot be denied. Our intention in making this film was to educate and to shine a light on this dark moment of history in the hope that it will no longer be denied, and will never be allowed to happen again.”
Both Executive Producers also announced they will be doing another film about the spread of anti-Semitism around the world. Montel Williams added, “I am humbled to have participated in something that should resonate with all mankind; and to be recognized this way is an honor I will share with all who hate, hate.” Both Cain and Williams, who have completely opposite political views, agreed that: “humanitarian efforts and human rights come before politics, and that’s why we are working together on these projects.”