Crimean Tatar film to mark 70 years since deportations

A photo exhibition has also opened in Akmescit (Simferopol), Crimea.

Crimean Tatar film to mark 70 years since deportations

World Bulletin / News Desk

The famous Crimean Tatar fim 'Haytarma' will be shown on television in Ukraine, Russia and Turkey to mark the 70th anniversary since they were exiled from their homeland by the Soviet Union.

The screening film, which will be shown on May 17 in Ukraine, May 18 in Turkey and May 19 in Russia, was organized by the central office of Association of Culture and Mutual Assistance of Crimean Tatars in Ankara, along with ATR Channel and QHA (Crimea News Agency).

Based on actual event of May 1994, Ahtem Seytablayev's award-winning film narrates the tragic story of deportation through the eyes of Crimean Tatar national hero, Amethan Sultan.

Photo exhibition

A photograph exhibition has opened in the Crimean Tatar Art Museum in Akmescit (Simferopol) to mark the 70th anniversary since the deportation of the community from their homeland on May 18, 1944.

As well as featuring images of the deportations, the belongings of those who were exiled are also being displayed.

Featuring a number of esteemed guests, poets Riza Fazıi and Maye Abdulganiyeva participated in the opening ceremony reading poems about the fateful day which changed the destiny of the Crimean Tatars forever.

The exhibition will last until May 31.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 15 Mayıs 2014, 15:00