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2009-12-17 15:58:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacifica Institute and Westwood Productions honored Mahsun Kirmizigul, one of Turkey's top directors at a special screening of "I Saw the Sun" ("Gunesi Gordum"). The film is Turkey's submission for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 82nd Academy Awards. "This film is different from a lot of others because, first and foremost, it is based on reality," said Kirmizigul who wrote and also stars in "I Saw the Sun." The story centers on immigration, the...

2009-12-14 10:48:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pacifica Institute and Westwood Productions will host a special screening in Hollywood of "I Saw the Sun" (Gunesi Gordum), this year's submission for the Best Foreign Language Oscar from Turkey. The film's director Mahzun Kirmizigul will make his only LA appearance at the screening which will take place Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009 at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood at 7:00 p.m. PT. "I Saw the Sun" is one of 65 entries in the Foreign Language...

2009-03-17 21:21:00

LOS ANGELES, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival celebrating the architecture, crafts and food of that region (modern day Turkey) will run April 2nd to 5th 2009 at the Orange County Fairgrounds. The event has a unique focus on the multi-cultural heritage of Anatolia, showcasing the Ottomans, Hittites, Armenians and other civilizations. Los Angeles-based Pacifica Institute is the main sponsor of the festival and plans to make this an annual fixture in...

Word of the Day
  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
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