At a Greek Genocide event in Kavala, Greece in May 2019, author and diplomat Harry Tsirkinidis spoke about the hurdles he faced while filming his new 40 episode TV series The Red River (Το Κόκκινο Ποτάμι) which is based on his family's personal story during the Greek Genocide. 

Harry Tsirkinidis is a law graduate and former military Attaché at the Greek Embassy in France. He has written a number of books on the Greek Genocide including At Last We Uprooted Them: The Genocide of the Greeks of Pontus, Thrace and Asia Minor through the French Archives.