Genocide from Biblical Times Through the Ages
- Genre: Special Interest-Educational
- Release Date: 9/2/2008
Introduced by Academy Award-winning actor John Voight, this award-winning series presents the definitive, most comprehensive overview of the history of genocide. With the aid of an impressive array of scholars, experts, eyewitnesses, and survivors from around the world, the programs examine the complex dimensions of human nature's darkest side. Although the term "genocide" was coined by humanitarian Rafael Lemkin in reference to the Turkish expulsion and slaughter of Armenians in the early 20th century, the phenomenon is as old as civilization. In this program, a variety of experts analyze Biblical accounts and some of the earliest documented examples of genocide, as in the Athenian siege of Milos in 416 BC, to explore the psychology that motivates such violence. This grim survey of history looks at the extermination of Tasmanians, Native Americans, Namibia's Herero tribe, and the Armenians. Guests include Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA William Schulz, and David Scheffer, U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes. Educational use price outside the USA and Canada is $99 per volume with classroom viewing rights. Home Video pricing cannot be used in any educational or institutional environments. Educational use of the Genocide Factor Programs are not available in US and Canada.