On Saturday, December 1, 2018, The Society presented a Private Screening of “Hi Jolly (Haci Ali)” at the residence of the Consul General of Turkey in L.A., Honorable Can Oğuz.
Following welcoming remarks from Honorable Can Oguz and our Board Member, Mike Sarimsakci; guests enjoyed a live music soundtrack by musician Burak Besir and pianist Ece Muniroglu. Later, guests watched the documentary film, “Haci Ali”, a film written and directed by Mert Türkoğlu and produced by Eğrikapı Production. The documentary was about the life of an Ottoman camel driver who immigrated to the U.S. in the late 1800s and won the hearts of many Americans. After the screening, guests gained more insight about the film from Mertcan Turkoglu during an engaging Q&A session.
Catered by Xtertainment Corp, an open buffet was served in the residence's garden. An assortment of California wines from Slovang, California was graciously offered by Sevtap Winery. Closing remarks were delivered by Nile Tüzün, one of our Young Society Leaders who worked with ATS Board Member, Mike Sarimsakci to help organize the event.