They Shall Not Perish: The Story of Near East Relief

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from George Billard

New Film Focuses on Groundbreaking Relief Efforts of Ordinary Americans

Join us on April 8th for the official film premiere of They Shall Not Perish: The Story of Near East Relief



This long-awaited documentary tells the story of the turn of the twentieth century, after the fall of the Ottoman Empire, when a group of selfless Americans rallied the nation to save a generation of Armenian, Greek, and Assyrian orphans. They Shall Not Perish shares the stories of individuals who bore witness to the Genocide, and who mobilized a nation to deliver life-saving aid and comfort.

The Lest We Perish Advertising Campaign

One of the tools the Near East Relief utilized to develop support was mass media — the first such effort made by a philanthropic organization. Using movies, newspapers, and striking graphics, NEF reached into homes around the country and overseas to mobilize mass support. Over the course of fifteen years, they would raise $116 million in funds and supplies, worth over $2 billion in today’s currency.

These efforts, and more, are beautifully depicted in They Shall Not Perish.

Tickets for the film premiere on April 8 at the TimesCenter in NYC are selling out quickly! Buy tickets by clicking here.

We are pleased to announce that this important chapter of history will reach large audiences across the country this April, including an April 19 broadcast on KCET (Los Angeles/Fresno) and on Link TV April 24.

Visit for more details about the film and screenings.



Near East Foundation

The Near East Foundation helps build more sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive communities in the Middle East and Africa through education, community organizing, and economic development. | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter | Vimeo



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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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