Rosie Malek-Yonan's AN ASSYRIAN EXODUS is a short video project that has brought Rosie Malek-Yonan, David Yonan, Ninos Aho and Emil Brikha, four accomplished Assyrian artists from around the world in a common belief, that while the world may not acknowledge the Assyrian Genocide, however, through the arts, the the history of the Assyrian nation can be preserved.
This project is dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Assyrian Genocide and those forced to walk the "Death Marches." The survivors who safely made the unthinkable journey to distant shores around the globe, were able to secure the identity of future generations of Assyrians now living in diaspora.
The lyrics of this video project are derived from the "overture" of the original full-length piece written and performed by Rosie Malek-Yonan, which was previewed in Hartford, CT in August 2008. The stories of An Assyrian Exodus are based on her family’s personal journals and war diaries written during the final exodus of the Assyrians fleeing from Urmia, Iran in 1918.
Presented in English, Eastern Assyrian and Western Assyrian languages, An Assyrian Exodus video project is a Rosie Malek-Yonan/Emil Brikha Production recorded in Los Angeles, Chicago, Sweden and Malta in 2008. ©2008 All Rights Reserved.