Conspicuously missing is the British Empire specifically Foreign Office. Lloyd-George may get paraded around for 2 seconds, but the prior decades of war materiel into the Balkans exploiting or perhaps inciting nationalism is not mentioned once. City of London had discovered oil in Basra decades before and had carefully plotted the fall of Ottoman Empire setting up the conditions into which the hapless Smyrniot were pushed. Historians documenting the same plots using the Arabs further south are undisputed history now not mentioned once. But "humanity" gets fingered, or "Turkey for Turks" but not "Oil for Brits"? Or, in fact "World for Brits"? That little pathology had nothing to do with what happened later in Asia Minor?
Refugees of Holocausts deserve better than this kind of pablum concealing real cause and effect. British statecraft set this game in motion. The Greek nationalist movement was created by the Brits for the very purpose of destabilizing the entire region the facts of which we are still living with. And, this kind of horror has now been visited on Palestinians, Lebanese, Afghanis, Iraqis, Syrians, to add to the long list of Armenians and Greeks. We see the fixings in the corporate media politburo to execute the same template in Iran. All so City of London, British Empire oligarchs, and their upstart US Krypto-Neo-Empire oligarchs can have oil for warships and air forces.
Meanwhile, all the world's people are oppressed by these Oligarchs and their Templates to destroy civilizations. That should be the real story of this film at this late stage. NY Times just ran the story of CIA guns into Syria to create conditions for the very same process. And, German news reported it months ago. The trafficking of arms to both sides of conflicts is no longer a secret. The grip of oil, war materiel, and bank shareholders over these empires is no longer a secret. We all have a lot to learn. Especially these filmmakers to correctly choose their sources. Instead of pablum we need to see this template clearly since it is being used in Syria now. In fact, the culture war carefully constructed over 3 decades in the US itself with such transnational institutions as the News Corporation should give us all pause. Now, they are finally enraging everyone over guns while the bottom falls out of our economy and our currency is being denuded of its reserve status. The ABCs of Statecraft are aided by the statecraft DEFs of propaganda, misdirection, and disinformation. These methods create the conditions into which the matches were thrown in Smyrna.