American Film Showcase
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Four multiple award-winning independent documentary features from the United States will hit select movie theaters in two Turkish cities later this month thanks to a new collaboration between Turkey's indie distribution system Başka Sinema and the American Film Showcase (AFS), a film diplomacy program organizing screenings and workshops with US filmmakers in more than 35 countries.
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American Film Showcase, a joint project of the U.S. State Department and USC School of Cinematic Arts, held a private discussion with the members from APDS. AFS is a unique cultural diplomacy initiative which screens provocative (and often critical of the U.S.) documentaries abroad, and engages local filmmaking communities in 25-35 locations each year including China, Israel and Palestine, Pakistan, Algeria, Vietnam, Venezuela, Armenia, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe.