ATA-Houston hosts exclusive screening of Ataturk: 1881 – 1919

For Immediate Release

April 28, 2024

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Michelle Haskin
Secretary, ATA Houston


Houston, Texas — ATA Houston, a nonprofit organization established in 1979 to promote cultural ties between Turkey and the United States, hosted an exclusive screening of Ataturk: 1881-1919 at MATCH on April 26, 2024. This was only the second screening of the film in the United States.

We were pleased to welcome Turkish Consul General Mr. Ahmet Akıntı and his family, along with representatives from the Consulates of Angola, Brazil, Italy, and Mexico, to the screening, expressing their deep admiration for Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Republic of Türkiye. Representatives from ATA Houston’s constant supporters Çimsa Americas and Texas Children’s were also in attendance.

Produced by Mehmet Ada Öztekin, the film chronicles the life of Ataturk, from his childhood in Thessaloniki to the National Struggle for Independence, portraying his human qualities in a dramatized narrative. Turkish actor Aras Bulut Iynemli portrays the lead role admirably.

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ATA-Houston, founded in 1979, is a non-profit organization created to promote better understanding and friendship between the people of the United States and Turkey through social, educational, cultural and charitable activities. It also aims to provide assistance to Turkish citizens living in Houston. ATA-Houston is an IRS Section 501(C) 3 tax-exempt, charitable, educational and cultural organization.