Soon to be released feature length documentary film, “Music to Madness – The Story of Komitas,” about the life of the famous Armenian priest and music composer Komitas. Written and directed by David Deranian. Produced by Salient Clear.

A film about Komitas that tells the story of this amazing man, his life then tragedy suffered during the Armenian Genocide. The film could not have come at a better time as it puts within context the Armenian Genocide as part of the ongoing violence in the world. What are the consequences of this ongoing worldwide violence? Have a look at the life of Komitas; a peaceful, loving, and intelligent man with prolific musical ability that witnessed the Armenian Genocide first hand, with the result of leaving him destined to a mental institution in France.

The aim of this film is to let the world learn about Komitas, his beautiful life and his tragedy, that the gifted and innocent are not spared atrocities. The film is also intended as a reminder to not forget the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923 and the ensuing consequences of that genocide that haunt the world today.

To get this important message out as soon as possible with the greatest of impact given current events, the company producing the film, Salient Clear, is seeking financial contributions to raise the additional funds necessary for completion of the film which is currently in postproduction. Contributions can be made through an Indiegogo fundraising campaign at: www.indiegogo.com

ALL net proceeds from the film to benefit the Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR) (www.soar-us.org).

Additional details about the film, including a trailer, can be found on www.KomitasTheMovie.com.

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