SOURCE: Inecom Entertainment Company

April 19, 2006 16:03 ET

Controversial Story Behind the Armenian Revolt to Be Released on DVD

PITTSBURGH, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 19, 2006 -- Inecom Entertainment Company announced today that it has acquired distribution rights for "Armenian Revolt - Tragedy in the Middle East," a new documentary that presents a balanced view of the 26-year political struggle between the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire and the Christians of the Armenian region during the late 19th century. Produced by Third Coast Films, the film is slated for release on DVD on July 18, 2006. The film can be preordered at www.Amazon.com.

In the shadows of WWI, the Armenian struggle for freedom and independence from the Ottoman Empire results in a gruesome Civil War, a splintered community and what is considered by some today, a genocide. Nearly a century later, there remains much debate about whether Turkish Muslims or Christian Armenians were more or less responsible for the brutality that took place.

Producer/Director Marty Callaghan said, "This balanced program is the first of its kind. While the tragic fate of Armenians in the World War I era has received a substantial amount of attention in news and documentary programming, the story behind the Armenian Revolt has been almost completely overlooked. 'Armenian Revolt - Tragedy in the Middle East' can educate Western audiences in an important era of Middle Eastern history that continues to influence public opinion and foreign policy today."

The documentary is based on two years of research with experts in the United States, Russia, Germany, Romania, England and Bulgaria. Interviews were filmed in the United States and Turkey. Stunning, historical footage from 1913 to 1919 has been found in the national archives of the United States, Romania and Bulgaria as well as in a private archive in Moscow, Russia. Still photographs were sourced in the United States and from a private collection in Berlin, Germany.

Callaghan is a veteran documentary filmmaker, focusing on military history, World War I and the Middle East for much of his career. He earned a B.A. degree in History (Valparaiso University), a M.A. degree in English (New Mexico State University) and a M.A. degree in History (Virginia Polytechnic Institute).

About Inecom Entertainment Company

Inecom Entertainment Company finances and distributes independent films by partnering with innovative producers like Marty Callaghan.

Since 2001, Inecom has released eight feature documentaries and multiple instructional films for U.S. and international distribution including "EXPO - Magic of the White City" narrated by Gene Wilder, "Gettysburg and Stories of Valor" narrated by Keith Carradine, "Johnstown Flood" narrated by Richard Dreyfuss and "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom" narrated by Ronald F. Maxwell. Inecom will again increase its catalog of titles when it releases "Horses of Gettysburg" narrated by Ronald F. Maxwell on May 2, 2006.

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