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Turkish Passport

Updated: Oct 15, 2019

May 30TH

Doors will open at 6:30 PM, screening starts promptly at 7:00PM

The Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles is honored to invite you to become part of our new cinematographic project “Ciclo de Cine Consular” (Consular Movie Club), where we aim to promote international cinema to yours and our local communities. This program is an opportunity to strengthen ties between our communities and to build communication bridges among diverse nations, as well as to manifest each unique expression of art through cinema.

The Consulate General of Turkey is delighted to present the film TURKISH PASSPORT


The Turkish Passport tells the story of diplomats posted to Turkish Embassies and Consulates in several European countries, who saved numerous Jews during the Second World War. Based on the testimonies of witnesses, who traveled to Istanbul to find safety, the Turkish Passport also uses written historical documents and archive footage to tell this story of rescue and bring to light the events of the time. The diplomats did not only save the lives of Turkish Jews. They also rescued foreign Jews condemned to a certain death by giving them Turkish Passports. In this dark period of history, their actions lit the candle of hope and allowed these people to travel to Turkey, where they found light.


6.30 Doors open. Reception with (The guests will mingle and be served Turkish food.)

7.00 Concert by two Turkish musicians.

7.30 Introduction by Gunes Celikcan, producer of the movie

7.40 Words by Can Oguz , Consulate General of Turkey

7.45 Turkish Passport

9.00 Finish

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