Opening Remarks of the Light Millennium
Simly Give In And Write & Draw & Send
In Your Piece of Shadow...
en buyuk eglence baskasinin
Yapamazsin dedigini yapmaktir
biggest pleasure in life
to do what others claim cannot be done
Ben hergun saatlerce beyaz kagida bakiyorum. Beyaza bakan bir insanin
icinde siddet olamaz zaten
Every day I am looking at a white piece of paper. There can
be no violence in those who look at white
you have enough reasons
can do anything
Ya bir yol bul
Ya bir yol ac
Ya da yoldan cekil
Either find a way
Or open a way
Or get out of the way
LIGHT MILLENNIUM IS MADE POSSIBLE AGAINST ALL POSSIBLE
ODDS. IT REALLY IS HARD TO BELIEVE THAT IT HAS
COME SO FAR AND CREATED SUCH A DEDICATED FOLLOWING.
Cigdem Acar, Bircan Unver, Buket Sahin, Robert
Baumann (with glasses) Anes Kurtagic, Julie Mardin,
Nina Goksun Say, Angela & Burhan Dogancay,
Reha Durakoglu, Mehmet Dede, Mehmet Uca
UNVER IS THE LIGHT BEHIND THE SHADOW PLAY THAT WE SEE
ON THE SCREEN. SHE DOES NOT MANIPULATE, SHE DOES NOT
DICTATE AND SHE DOES NOT MAKE A PENNY FROM ALL THIS!
SIMPLY TALKS TO YOU LONG ENOUGH THAT YOU SIMPLY GIVE
IN AND WRITE & DRAW & SEND IN YOUR PIECE OF
SHADOW. BIRCAN BELIEVES IN YOU MORE THAN YOU BELIEVE
IS THE REASON BEHIND THE SUCCESS OF THIS.
LET US NOW FINALLY RECOGNIZE BIRCAN AND LET US MAKE HER BELIEVE
IN HERSELF AS MUCH AS SHE BELIEVES IN US.
, April 6, 2002, New York
A Summary of the LM's 2nd Anniversary event:
Ilhan & Gungor Mimaroglu, Burhan & Angela Dogancay
and Ilona Akyavas attended as the honorary guests of
Light Millennium's 2nd Anniversary celebration.
Israfil, Ilhan & Gungor Mimaroglu (right),
Mehmet Dede, Ali Aslan Kilic and Ozgur Madak.
Yet 20 years old! Bright musician Erol Israfil performed his
classic & acoustic guitar.
Buket Sahin designed the Light Millennium's Power Point presentation
and prepared the press kit.
Bircan Unver presented the Light Millennium, Inc., aims, concepts
and achievements as well as ISIK BINYILI
and the Light Millennium Television series.
Mehmet Dede shared his experience and involvement with Light
Also Julie Mardin, Evren Ay, Nina Goksun Say & Burak Akten
attended from Light Millennium staff.
Editor of the Zaman Newspaper US; Ali Aslan Kilic, president
of the ITSS; Ozgur Madak, correspondent of Turkish Daily
Newspaper; Sabrina Korber, editor of the Sansursuz.com;
Elif Ozmenek and Baris Ozturk from Mezun.com
were representatives of the media.
Other participants of the evening were:
Robert Baumann, a participant of the Light Millennium;
David Robenson, artistic director of the 217A: Theatre
For Human Rights; pianist Aysegul Durakoglu, jazz musician
Ilhan Ersahin, Sinem Okur, Selcuk Okcuoglu as well as
other distinguished guests, friends and students from
NYU attended to the Light Millennium's 2nd Anniversary
The Light Millennium's 2nd Anniversary celebration made possible
by the support of Cigdem Acar.
Photos by Gul Mendez.
Special thanks to Ayhan M. Duman, Mert Yesildag and to all
other participants of this special event.