BTF Cinema4aCause 2018 Presents “Yapabilirsin” (You Can Do It!)

BTF Cinema4aCause is thrilled to announce the kickoff of its 2018 nationwide campaign. Like in previous years, the campaign will go live during the week of International Women’s Day. The 2018 campaign will feature the winning documentary “Yapabilirsin” (You Can Do It!). The documentary was produced and directed by Tuluhan Tekelioglu. It is a documentary about hope and courage to change the traditional role of women imposed on them. Courage is contagious — Tuluhan says. Let’s draw on the inspirational power of her words and make courage and hope the driving force of our 2018 Cinema4aCause campaign to change the lives of more underprivileged girls in Turkey!

About the Documentary

“Yapabilirsin” (You Can Do It!) is a documentary about courage and hope, dedicated to the power of women. It is about accepting what it is or taking a step to change it. It is about nine women who decided to take a step to change their lives and acted courageously with their hearts and inner strengths with contagious optimism. They are true examples of what is possible when you believe in yourself.

“You Can Do It” emphasizes the fact that you can change your life in the way you choose to, rather than being imposed on it by the traditional role of a woman — Tuluhan says.

“When you find that inner strength, you excel beyond your limits. Hope and courage are in you. Just do it!” Tuluhan Tekeloglu, started a journey with the women who took the step to change their lives and surroundings against all odds. “You Can Do It!” is her reward winning documentary. Read more about her winning documentary here

About the Director

Tuluhan Tekelioglu is a true journalist, film-maker, and director. She was born in France and graduated from Ankara University with a Journalism degree in 1992. Throughout her professional career, she has sought to pursue her passion for true journalism combined with her love for volunteerism. Key professional highlights include working for “Hurriyet” newspaper for the special news section for over 7 years. While working for the newspaper, she volunteered to be the lead reporter for an long-term assignment in Kenya to report on the United Nations refugee camp in Kakuma. Following the assignment, she published her views in a series of newspaper reports. During 2004–2006, she produced and anchored a morning news program “A Beautiful Day” at Kanal D with Mehmet Ali Birand. In this capacity, she raised funds for 10,000 books benefiting rural parts of Turkey. Other professional accomplishments have included directing and producing programs for Turkish television most notably “Generation”, a program with national coverage that run from 2006–2014. Her accomplishments have also included producing and directing documentaries since 2010. Her portfolio includes “40 Woman at Age 40", “Men at 50”, “New Life”, “Persona Grata” and “Step Child” . Read more about Tuluhan Tekelioglu here…

Nationwide Screening Schedule

The showing of “Yapabilirsin” (You Can Do It!) in the United States is made possible via a special agreement with the film producer, financial support from sponsors and donors, and support from dedicated volunteers nationwide. The 2018 BTF Cinema4aCause campaign will kick off in Chicago followed by showings at selected locations nationwide during the months of March, April, and May.

BTF Cinema4aCause Showing Locations:

The following is a listing of showings scheduled for the month of March. Showings for the months of April and May are forthcoming. Please RSVP your attendance for the following showing locations by clicking underlined links.

CHICAGO CIRCLE: March 9, 2018
6:30pm Reception, 7:30pm Movie
Hyatt Place — The Loop
28 N.Franklin Street Chicago, IL 60606

SAN DIEGO CIRCLE: March 23, 2018
7pm Reception and Movie
Qualcomm Building Q Auditorium
6455 Lusk Blvd. San Diego, CA 92121

SEATTLE CIRCLE: March 31, 2018
7:30pm Reception, 8:30pm Movie
 Insignia by Bosa 
 588 Bell Street Seattle, WA 98121

6:30pm Reception, 7:30pm Movie
Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus
33 W. 60th Street
New York, NY 10023

PORTLAND CIRCLE: April 22, 2018
2:00pm — 5:00pm 
Club 1201 Orenco Station
1201 NE Horizon Loop
Hillsboro, OR 97124

BOSTON CIRCLE: April 25, 2018
7:15pm Meet & Greet, 7:45pm Movie
Capitol Theater
204 Massachusetts Ave.
Arlington, MA 02474

7:30pm Meet & Greet, 8pm on Movie
TACAM Turkish American Cultural Association of Michigan
28837 Beck Road, Vixom, MI 48393

12pm Meet & Greet, Movie
St Anthony Park Library
2245 Como Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55108

AUSTIN CIRCLE: May 20, 2018
4pm Meet & Greet, Movie
Culin Center, 200 Buttercup Creek Blvd.
Cedar Park, TX 78613

FAIRFAX CIRCLE: May 20, 2018
11am — 1pm
Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center
3740 Old Lee Hwy, 
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

8pm Meet & Greet, 9pm Movie
1211 Asquithpines Place
 Arnold, MD 21012

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