Colors of Turkey

Festival Program

(Çanakkale Destani 1915)
Director in Person
Directed by Kursat Kizbaz
2005, 43 minutes
In Turkish with English subtitles
'Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives...!
You are now lying in the soul of a friendly country, 
Therefore rest in peace.
There is no differences between you and the Mehmets to us
Where they lie side by side here in this country of ours.

You, the mothers who sent their sons from far away countries 
Wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace
After having lost their lives on this land 
They have become our sons as well.'
                                                          Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 7:00pm
Tower Auditorium, Tower Building
Massachusetts College of Art
621 Huntington Avenue, Boston
Located at the corner of Longwood Ave. & Huntington Ave. Accessible by Green Line E train (Longwood stop) or by #39 bus.






1915... Gallipoli... A war that changed world history. A land where the destiny of millions were affected. The largest amphibic operation that has been recorded in history until the landing in Normandy in World War II... A story of honour, where courage has turned into heroism... An epic war, a war of brothers... The 'last war of gentlemen' of the century...
' The Epic of Çanakkale, 1915...'
The War of Heros

Dedicated to the memory of all the soldiers, who fought, were wounded and died at Çanakkale in the World War I, and their families...



Kürsat Kizbaz graduated from the Istanbul University's Faculty of Communications, Department of Radio, Television and Cinema in 2004. His debut documentary in 2002, "Rumi-Ahlaf", reflecting the universal peaceful and humanistic thoughts of Mevlana, was broadcasted worldwide by Discovery Channel, Discovery Europe and NTVmsnbc. His second documentary, "The Epic of Gallipoli 1915", is based on Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's words of peace and has been screened worldwide, including the National Library and Archives of Canada. Kürsat Kizbaz currently works on his graduate degree from Istanbul University on radio-television and cinema.