Kazan (QHA) -

‘Haytarma’- the first Crimean Tatar full-length movie about the deportation of Crimean Tatars in 1944 will be presented at the IX International movie festival of Muslim films in Kazan, Russia, out-of-competition. The movie will be shown as a special event of the Festival, reports Tatar-inform.

“I believe Kazan festival is the best way to present this movie in Russia”, - claimed the chairman of the selection committee, film historian Sergey Lavrentyev at a press conference.

According to him the movie may not claim to be a world masterpiece, but still, has very emotional deportation scenes.

As reported earlier, director and the leading man of this movie- Ahtem Seytablayev claimed he stopped further cooperation with the general producer of the movie –Lenur Islyamov. The reason for such a decision was stated the refusal of Mr. Islyamov to present the movie at various film festivals. Despite this fact, International movie festival of Muslim films in Kazan was the only one to present the film.

Note: ‘Haytarma’ is the first Crimean Tatar feature-length movie and the first movie about deportation of Crimean Tatars, which was released in May 2013. Budget of the movie is about 1,5 million USD. The movie was shot with the funds of the owner of the Crimean Tatar TV channel –ATR, Lenur Islyamov.

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