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The Last Plight (documentary film)

by The Last Plight (Aramaic [Syriac] with English subtitles, 10 minutes)
Director: Sargon Saadi | Executive Producer: Sargon Rouel | Associate Producer: Suzan Younan

Posted: Friday, August 12, 2016 at 07:07 PM UT


The Last Plight - documentary film by Sargon Saadi.

The film explores the harsh reality of the Assyrian Christians, and exposes the ongoing silent genocide inflicted upon them since decades.

"The Last Plight" is an emotional short documentary about the humanitarian crisis in Iraq after the horrific terrorist attacks of the Islamic State (IS or ISIS) on Iraq's 2nd largest city, Mosul, and the Nineveh Plains.

ISIS latest attacks on June 10, 2014 forced more than 600,000 Assyrian Christians, Yezidis and other Iraqi indigenous minorities out of their homes, and seek refuge in the Northern region of Iraq.

The film explores the harsh reality of the Assyrian Christians, and exposes the ongoing silent genocide inflicted upon them since decades.

The Last Plighthttp://www.thelastplight.com

  • To support the film or ask any questions,
    email us at: info [ a t ] TheLastPlight.com
  • To support local Assyrian troops in their efforts to protect their families and homes, learn more about Restore Nineveh Now
  • To join rallies and raise awareness, learn more about A Demand For Action
  • To support other humanitarian efforts,
    learn more about Assyrian Aid Society and ACERO
     

Facing Annihilation: Innocent Assyrian victims of an unfolding genocide (Middle East)pdfFacing Annihilation: Innocent Assyrian victims of an unfolding genocide (Middle East)

Assyrians were the victims of Iraq’s first genocide in between 7 and 16 August 1933. The ten-day killing campaign conducted by Iraqi troops, under direct government command, resulted in the slaughter of around 3,000 innocent civilians in and around the town of Simel. It also led to the destruction of more than 60 settlements, the vast majority of which were never resettled. While the preamble of the Iraqi constitution mentions the persecution and massacre of every other ethnic and sectarian group in the country, this tragic episode of Iraqi history was left out of the new national narrative. Assyrians continued to suffer displacement from their villages in the northern governorates of Nineveh, Dohuk and Erbil throughout the period of conflict between Kurdish rebels and the central government between 1961 and 1988, losing scores of settlements. Amongst the 4,500 villages obliterated by the end of the Anfal campaign in 1988, for instance, more than 150 of them were Assyrian settlements containing more than 60 historical churches. Between 1991 and 2003, Assyrians were also among those in the country who were adversely affected by the government’s policies of “Arabisation” and “Nationality Correction.”

The Assyrians in Iraq currently number between 300,000 and 450,000. In 2003 their
population was estimated at 1-1.5 million, and they now constitute a third of Iraqi refugees in neighbouring countries. This has come about as a result of Assyrian churches, businesses and homes throughout Iraq becoming the target of coordinated attacks. Kidnappings, as well as verbal and written threats to convert to Islam, pay jizyah (an extortion tax imposed upon non-Muslims), leave the country or else suffer death, have also been commonplace. In February 2008, the Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Mosul, Mar Paulus Faraj Rahho, was abducted and killed. Other priests and religious figures have also been murdered or kidnapped. In total, more than 413 Christians were killed between 10 April 2003 and 23 March 2012, and 46 churches were attacked or bombed, leaving 95 dead.

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