Sponsors - Alliances - Related Links - Get Involved


Below are organizations and companies that have been great supporters of our film through financial aid and in-kind donations. Please take a moment to check out the websites below to learn more about these organizations and their missions:

Premier Sponsor

     ESBAS is the Aegean Free Zone – Turkey’s foremost modern industrial park for manufacturing and trade, serving the European Union and the fastest growing developing markets of Eastern Europe, Russia and the Middle East. It is the “home away from home” for over 350 companies such as Hugo Boss, Delphi Packard, and United Technologies.

The Chairman of ESBAS is Mr. Kaya Tuncer, a Turkish-American, born in Turkey, educated at Berkeley and USC in California. Mr. Tuncer is a highly-regarded entrepreneur and mega-builder, who founded ESBAS in 1990 and continues to play a hands-on role in its daily operations.


In-Kind Donations Provided By:





Individual Sponsors:

Jale Kutay
Beth Athanassiadas
Michael and Agnes McGaha
Mehrdad Farzinpour
Cheryl Quintana-Leader, INDIVISION Productions
Aaron and Suzana Measham


Organizations Based in Turkey

Mother and Child Education Foundation - www.acev.org
Ka-der (association to help and promote women in politics in Turkey) - www.ka-der.org.tr
Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey - www.kagider.org

International Organizations:

4Girls GLocal Leadership - 4ggl.org
Global Women’s Leadership Network - www.scu.edu/business/gwln
New Global Citizens - www.newglobalcitizens.org
Turkish Women’s Initiative - www.thetwi.org

Related Links

Below are a list of organizations and websites that are supported by Belkis, Nur and Banu. Please take a moment to check out these sites to learn more about their causes:

Belkis Balpinar - www.belkisbalpinar.com
Kilim - www.kilim.com
Levantine Cultural Center - www.levantinecenter.org
Turkish Cultural Foundation - www.turkishculturalfoundation.org
Turkish Philanthropy Funds - www.tpfund.org
World Wildlife Fund, Turkey - wwf.org.tr

Turkish American Organizations based in the US:

The American Turkish Society - www.americanturkishsociety.org
Assembly of Turkish American Associations - www.ataa.org
Izmir-Long Beach Sister Cities Association - www.izmirlb.org
Los Angeles Turkish American Association - www.laturks.org
Turkish American Ladies League (TALL) - www.ladiesleague.org

Additional Women’s Organizations:

Center for the Advancement of Women - www.advancewomen.org
Feminist Majority Foundation - www.feminist.org
Ms. Foundation for Women - www.ms.foundation.org
National Museum of Women in the Arts - www.nmwa.org
National Organization of Women - www.now.org
National Women's Studies Association - www.nwsa.org
The New York Women’s Foundation - www.nywf.org
Swampwerks, VOICES UNVEILED website designer - Swampwerks.com
UCLA Center for the Study Of Women - www.csw.ucla.edu
Women in Film - www.wif.org
Women’s Center, Loyola Marymount University - www.loyno.edu/womenscenter
Women’s Foundation of California - www.womensfoundca.org
The Women’s Museum - www.thewomensmuseum.org

Get Involved

If you would like to empower women’s organizations in Turkey, you can help by donating through the Turkish Philanthropy Fund, www.tpfund.org.

You can also get involved by learning more about our Alliances, who are working to empower young women and girls throughout the world.

We are currently raising funds for screening events and other distribution opportunities.  If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation to our film to help us with outreach and publicity, you can do so online through Women Make Movies by following clicking on the following website and scrolling down to the bottom: www.wmm.com/filmmakers/sponsored_projects.aspx?cmd=uz

Alternatively, you may donate through PayPal:

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