Commendation of the Ecumenical Jury, Yerevan 2007

Screamers are rock concert fans. Screamers is also code for social protesters. Journalist Carla Garapedian follows rock band “System of a Down” through Europe. Descended from survivors of the 1915 Armenian genocide. They are articulate in their message lyrics and their personal, historical and political views.

While Armenia is central, there is focus on other 20th century genocides and interviews with presidents, authors and survivors. Consciousness-raising, conscience-prodding on human rights, politics, economics, coverups and silence.