Press Release (ePRNews.com) - MONTEBELLO, Calif. - Feb 28, 2019 - Building a community which creates churches, schools, monuments, hotels and prosperous businesses is no small task. But creating offspring who become actors, doctors, lawyers, journalist and political figures is even a greater one. Celestial Cinema productions is creating a film about of a group of refugees who did just that! The story is titled Insight Hell on Earth and is in Preproduction.
At the end of WW2 Three thousand Armenian slave labor workers were assigned by the Allies to a Displaced persons camp located in Stuttgart Germany. They spent over five years living together inside the camp. In 1946 Brigadier General Haig Shekerjian and Famous restaurateur George Mardikian came to visit the camp. On return to the United States, they enlisted the help of Eleanor Roosevelt and the Lutheran Church to begin the immigration process for the three thousand men, woman, and children into the United States.
Most of the DPs entered the United States through Ellis Island in New York. More than two-thirds of these people were slated to travel to Santa Clara California to work as fruit pickers in the local orange fields. After a few years of toiling in the fields, they began to migrate to Los Angeles looking for the opportunity to live the American dream. Close to fifteen hundred camp members ended up settling in the small suburb of Montebello, located just east of Los Angeles, California.
They came with just the clothes on their backs, and without any government subsidies, they manage to create the American dream. Just like our current Immigrants they did the jobs we Americans refuse to do. Like taking out the trash or cooking and cleaning. Now seventy-five years later they own the largest refuge removal companies on the west coast, along with the largest catering truck companies in Southern California. They even built a Hotel and Casino!
In order to gain a better perspective of how dramatically powerful this project really is, please go to the link below. The website contains a short story reel consisting of Interviews and Documentary footage. Everything you need to know about the Dp’s and the story will be there for you! Including the Screenplay.
About The Author: Joe Murkijanian has over Thirty-five years of experience in film and television production; he is a screenwriter, actor, producer, and director of photography. His credits can be viewed at IMDB.com. He is also proud to be a decedent of the Armenian DP’s. Source :