A Struggle for Home: The Crimean Tatars

    • Christina Paschyn
    • Qatar
    • 43 min
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    For centuries, Crimea was home to the Crimean Tatars, the Muslim-Turkic indigenous population. Then the Russian Empire conquered the peninsula.

    Since then the Tatars have struggled to reclaim it from Russian domination. They’ve suffered ethnic and religious persecution, including a Soviet genocide that saw their entire population deported from Crimea.

    When the Soviet Union collapsed, they thought they would be finally free and safe in their homeland. But in 2014 their dreams were dashed when Vladimir Putin invaded and re-annexed the peninsula.

    This film tells the rich and tragic history of the Crimean Tatar people from ancient times to today.

    Credits

    Director
    Christina Paschyn
    Production
    Christina Paschyn for Paschyn Productions
    Co-production
    Mediadante

    Contact

    World Sales
    Christina Paschyn for Paschyn Productions
    Festival Handling
    Christina Paschyn for Paschyn Productions

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    Available versions
    43' / 44',video,color / black and white
    Spoken languages
    Turkish
    Russian
    English

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