FG Production & Frank Gilbert
The Road to Urmi takes us back to 1915, following the Ottomans’ declaration of war against the Assyrians, who lived under their authority, viciously attacked, and impacted by the massacres committed by the Ottoman Turks, beginning with the kidnapping of the honorable Hormiz, Mar Benyamin Shimun’s brother, to force the Patriarch Mar Binyamin to surrender his people and weapons to the fate of death, that awaited them in the hands of the Turks. Tragically, Mar Benyamin is forced to make one of the hardest decisions of his administration and his life. To protect the safety and honor of the Assyrians and secure their future, he has to give up his loud brother. Following this tragic heartbreak, Mar Binyamin decides to leave his ancestral land and lead his people to what he believes is mountainous terrain and into Urmi, Iran. The rest can be seen in The Road to Urmi.