The Last Plight
THE LAST PLIGHT
www.Facebook.com/TheLastPlight www.TheLastPlight.com Take a rare glimpse into the lives of the Assyrians and Yezidis after the ISIS attacks in Iraq. "The Last Plight" is a documentary about the humanitarian crisis in Iraq after the horrific terrorists attacks of the Islamic State (IS or ISIS) on Iraq's 2nd largest city Mosul and the Nineveh Plains. Their latest attacks on June 10th 2014 forced more than 600,000 Assyrian Christians, Yazidis and other Iraqi minorities to seek refuge in the Northern region of Iraq. The historical geopolitical conflict between the different players in Iraq let Iraq's minorities pay the biggest price. The film explores the causes and solutions to this mass exodus. ++++++++++++++++++++++++ It was shot in Iraq in Sept 2014 Director/Cinematographer/Editor: Sargon Saadi (www.SargonSaadi.com) Executive Producer: Sargon Rouel Associate Producer: Suzan Younan Cast: Yacoob Yaco, Mikhael Benjamin Original Music by: Stefano Maccarelli (www.StefanoMaccarelli.com) Vocal Performer: Clara Sorace (www.ClaraSorace.wordpress.com) Credit Roll Song: Nfal Farosho (The Knight Has Fallen) Singer: Izla Isa Lyrics: Shabo Bahe +++++++++++++++++++++++++ Camera: Canon C100 Lenses: Canon 16-35mm f/2.8, Canon 70-200mm IS f/2.8, Canon 50mm f/1.4
The film captures the internal thoughts of King Gilgamesh while his only friend, Enkidu, falls silent between his arms. This short film is inspired by the great Epic Poem of Gilgamesh which is the oldest literature known to man. It tells the story of coming of age, friendship, morality, divinity, and very meaning of life. It's a timeless story written in 2500BC in the great city of Uruk, nowadays Southern Iraq. The Epic is composed of 12 tablets written in cuneiform buried in the ruins of the great Library of Ashurpanipal, the Assyrian king in the 7th century BC. Shot on 35mm film in Chicago. 2011. Gilgamesh: Jason Buhalis Enkidu: David Petrovic Director: Joseph Dankha Cinematographer: Sargon Saadi Exec Producer: Sargon Saadi and Jason Poh 1AD and Producer: Aaqib Usman Production Designer: Amanda Wolter Editor: Brandan Gajic Costume Designers: Idsala Abdul Ahad Hair and Make Up Artist: Jacqui Graziano and Ashley Brooks Singer/Composer: Ninorta Casting Director: Adam Goodell Voice Over Writer: Patrick Shino Voice Over Performer: Edgar Sanchez ADR Recordists: Stephen Holligar and Eddie Khoury
Starring Beneil Dariush, Achour Esho, Sargon Saadi, Steve Oshana & Nuri Kino with A Demand For Action. Concept by: Dennis Joseph and Rachel Sarah Thomas Directed by: Dennis Joseph "Cuneiform Graffiti" Written and Performed by Rachel Sarah Thomas and Diana Younan Odisho Composed & Arranged by Rachel Sarah Thomas Produced & Mixed by Yoo Soo Kim @ Old Fire Studios Mastered by Stephen Wunderlich @ Justified Noise Robert Carillo - Cello, Flute Albert Wildeman - Bass Brooke Tollhurst-Mirza - Violin Yoo Soo Kim - Viola Rachel Sarah Thomas - Piano and Vocals Diana Odisho - Spoken Word Carefully carved on our cities Cuneiform Grafitti Captured in this hell of borders Promised home between the waters Tethered to the dying ancients We have their names They have our faces Rebellistic, warm like LOVE Fall to ash now with our blood. Call the warriors from their taverns Sons and daughters of the scattered. I am I - the old Assyrian I have come to save my children. I have come to save my children. We are not extinct No we are not defeated We may be dispersed But we are standing here united There's no time For rehearsal It's good vs. evil Turning a blind eye Inaction, indifference This is the pure murder of innocents! Oh, Assyrians of Assyria! We are indigenous to her She is ingrained in us But Greed has divided her Disrupted and misguided her ASSYRIA has reached A vanishing point The tipping point The point of no return They’ve taken her Garden They've taken her Eden She's sold to the devil In a slave trade Never to be seen again- She's sold To the devil In a slave trade Never to be seen again And made to wear black Like she's mourning but it's night And on this night And by tomorrow morning Although our blood spills It refills countless bodies, Living Assyrians. Break the stones My enemy because WE SPEAK IN STONE From the past And unseen places My ARTERIES are the Tigris My VEINS are Euphrates My AmIraqAn Ink Has left stains On these pages My Assyrian skin Reads archaic Aramaic I am NEVER afraid to say it Proud In any place For the ones who have lived, Misplaced and the ones Who have tried to WE are still here And we are EVERYWHERE Visible, Un-erasable, Directly traceable, Let us unearth this empire Be the kings and queens We were meant to be I am, I am Monumental architecture; I am in it's mark and measure. I am in the mountain song. I have been with you so long. Lift my name up! Young and tattered Sons and daughters of the scattered. I am I - the old Assyrian. I have come to save my children. I have come to save my children.
GISHRU ܓܫܪܐ | The Documentary (2014) - English [FULL]
GISHRU ܓܫܪܐ - The Documentary (2014) A group of Assyrian youth from around the world decide to create an annual trip to the homeland. This film follows their journey to Iraq that takes them deep into their roots while experiencing both the hopeful reality and the harsh. Director: Sargon Saadi Cast: Natalie Babella Renya Benjamen Joseph Danavi Martin Youmaran for more information, visit www.gishru.com
"Moodeewit at" Marina Benjamin (OFFICIAL FILM)
"Moodeewit At" poem is written and recited by the poet Marina Benjamin. Producer: Tiglat Issabey in Tiamat Productions. Cinematographer: Sargon Saadi. Cast: Marina Benjamin, Dr. Scott Walkinshaw, and Dr. Vicken Ishkhanian. Music by Ashour Bendoleros Engineered by Ed Khoury Shot at The Little House of Glencoe, 2013. All Rights Reserved.
Simele _ The Aftermath of a Massacre
After the Iraqi General Beker Sedqi sacked the Assyrian village Simele in 1933 and slaughtered its people, a small innocent girl finds herself walking between the ashes and the bodies of her family. Simele massacre ended the lives of more than 3500 Assyrian villagers in one day A Film By: Sargon Saadi Cast: Little Girl: Hasna Priest: Nisan Lazar Victim 1: Ramen Gabrial Victim 2: Naram Lazar Victim 3: Salmon Dashto Victim 4: Nirary Dashto Victim 5: Maroge Maroge Refugee 1: Zelga Gabrial Refugee 2: Ammar Produced by the youth committee of the Assyrian Democratic Organization (Mtakasto) Shot at Tel-Mekhada/Khabour_ Syria. 2012 Watch it in HD.