Welcome to the 20th Boston Turkish Festival: "Colors of Anatolia"
October 29 - December 15, 2015

Boston Turkish Festival, which was founded in 1996, is a unique festival which 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 the culture, ranging from
exhibits, concerts, workshops, gastronomic presentations to the Documentary and
Short Film Competition.

DOCUMENTARY & SHORT FILM COMPETITION AWARD RECIPIENTS ARE ANNOUNCED
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Thursday, October 29, 2015

FESTIVAL OPENING

Opening of the 20th Boston Turkish Arts and Culture Festival.

November 4 - December 15, 2015
Howard Thurman Center at Boston University
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Art Exhibition
BECOMING OCEAN
by Nedret Andre


Reception with the Artist: November 4, 2015, 5:30-7:30pm

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November 6 - 14, 2015

DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM COMPETITION

Enjoy this rare opportunity to view films of the competition, the first of its kind organized in North America. Celebrating its 10th year, the competition has already transformed to a great tradition where Bostonians are able to explore works of the emerging filmmakers first hand.

FINALISTS & SCREENING SCHEDULE >

OPENING NIGHT & RECEPTION:

Friday, November 6, 2015 | 7:30pm
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
MOTÖR A.K.A. REMAKE, REMIX, RIP-OFF

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Saturday, November 14, 2015
7:00 p.m.

Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.
Thank you for your kind interest

Film & Presentation
ISTANBUL UNVEILED

by ŞERİF YENEN
, Travel Specialist, Writer and Filmmaker

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Thursday, November 19, 2015
6:00 p.m.

Boston University Food and Wine Program
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.
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FLAVORS OF ANATOLIA
with Cara Chigazola-Tobin, Chef de Cuisine, Oleana Restaurant

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

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Saturday, November 21, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Goethe-Institut
170 Beacon Street, Boston
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Lecture & Film
NÂZIM HİKMET AS A WORLD POET

by Gündüz Vassaf, Writer, Psychologist

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Sunday, November 22, 2015
3:30 p.m.

Harvard University
Center for Government and International Studies
Belfer Room S-020, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge 

Lecture
MINSTRELS OF ANATOLIA (AŞIK) AND UKRAINE (KOBZAR):
GUARDIANS OF TRADITION    

by Natalie Kononenko, Professor and Kule Chair in Ukrainian Ethnography, University of Alberta

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Thursday, December 3, 2015
7:00 p.m.

Goethe-Institut
170 Beacon Street, Boston

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.
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COLORS OF ANATOLIA: DANCE WORKSHOP

by Ahmet Lüleci, Choreographer, Performer, Dance Teacher

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Saturday, December 12, 2015
4:00 p.m.

Goethe-Institut
170 Beacon Street, Boston
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.
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Lecture
COLORS OF ANATOLIA: READING CARPETS OF THE OTTOMAN PERIOD    

by Walter Denny, Distinguished Professor of Art History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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