On The Monster's Back is based on the true account of a 19-year-old Armenian boy who, through his street-smarts, persistence, courage and the crafty use of his piccolo, outwitted the Turkish government and military establishment to miraculously escape the Armenian cleansing death campaign during World War I. We have undertaken the authenticating research, confirming all individuals, places and events from this handwritten account by Souren Barkev Tashjian. The results, currently published in the book of the above title, are a novel-like read but frighteningly true. The terrible actions of ISIL (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq today are simply re-enactments of Turkey's genocidal policy against its Armenian citizens 100 years ago.
Along with publication of this historical book, a feature motion picture is intended. To help fund this important endeavor we are seeking contributions for both the book and film projects. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational foundation, all donations to HARP are tax deductible. If you are willing to contribute please notify us by email at the address above.