2014 BTF DOCUMENTARY & SHORT FILM COMPETITION
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Welcome to the 18th Boston Turkish Festival: "Colors of Anatolia"
October 29 - December 15, 2013

Since its inception in 1996, this unique festival lasts more than a month and it is
one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. The Festival theme, “Colors of Anatolia”,
reflects the diversity and richness of Turkish culture, ranging from art exhibits,
workshops, gastronomic presentations and concerts to Turkish cinema. The festival
program also includes screenings of the Boston Turki
sh Festival International
Documentary and Short Film Competition.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
12:30 p.m.

City Hall Plaza, Boston

TURKISH REPUBLIC DAY

Celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey and
opening of the 18th Boston Turkish Arts and Culture Festival.

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November 1 - December 15, 2013
Howard Thurman Center at Boston University
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston


Art Exhibition
TURUOISE DREAM: A JOURNEY TO THE AEGEAN
by Gizem Saka


Reception with the Artist: November 1, 2013, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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Co-presented with the Howard Thurman Center at Boston University

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Saturday, November 2, 2013
2:30 p.m.

Goethe Institut, Boston
170 Beacon Street, Boston


COLORS OF ANATOLIA DANCE WORKSHOP
by Ahmet Luleci, internationally acclaimed choreographer,
performer, dance teache

Come and join us as we celebrate rich and diverse heritage of Anatolian folk dances through this workshop. Don't miss this this rare opportunity to learn new dances from internationally acclaimed choreographer Ahmet Luleci.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013
8:00 p.m.

Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street, Boston

Concert
İSMAİL HAKKI FENCİOĞLU & GROUP SHTREIML:
JEWISH ROOTS AND TURKISH BLUES

İsmail Hakkı Fencioğlu, oud
Jason Rosenblatt, piano & harmonica
Rachel Lemisch, trombone
Thierry Arsenault, drums
Joel Kerr, bass

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November 8 - 16, 2013

DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM COMPETITION

Enjoy this rare opportunity to view finalist films of the competition, the first of its kind organized in North America. The competition, which celebrates its eighth year, has already transformed to a great tradition where Bostonians are able to explore works of the emerging filmmakers first hand.

OPENING NIGHT/RECEPTION: Know My Name (Siirt’in Sırrı)
Friday, November 8 | 7:30pm | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Director Inan Temelkuran PRESENT

Finalists and Screening Schedule

2013 BOSTON TURKISH FESTIVAL DOCUMENTARY & SHORT FILM COMPETITION AWARD RECIPIENTS ARE ANNOUNCED. Click here for more >>

Thursday, November 21, 2013
6:00 p.m.

Boston University Food and Wine Program
SOLD OUT

FLAVORS OF ANATOLIA
with acclaimed editor and culinary instructor Sheilah Kaufman

Join us for a very special culinary event of Turkish food and wine tasting

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Saturday, November 23, 2013
8:00 p.m.

Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street, Boston

Concert
ORKESTRA MARHABA

Shanteri Baliga, ney, voice, bendir
Volkan Efe, ud, saz
Diana Traylor, oboe
Frederick Stubbs, ney, voice, bendir
Tev Stevig, tanbur, fretless guitar

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Saturday, December 14, 2013
4:30 p.m.

Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street, Boston

POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES

Lecture-Presentation
TURKISH ARTS THROUGH THE AGES
A "Live" Documentary with Scores of Color Slides
by Prof. Talat Halman

An exciting presentation of a thousand years of  Turkish Arts - - epics, poetry, architecture, miniature painting, Sufi literature, tiles and textiles, calligraphy, decorative arts, shadow-play theatre, etc. - - from Central Asia to Anatolia.

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