Antalya (QHA) - First Crimean Tatar full-length feature film “Haytarma” has seen another geographic location, this time Turkey.
Given the fact, that the territory of this country has the largest Crimean Tatar diaspora, presentation of Haytarma in Turkey had a special meaning…
Turkish audience watched the film in the framework of one of the oldest film festivals in Turkey – the Golden Orange. The festival is taking place for the 50th time this year. Haytarma was shown out of competition.
The question of participation of Haytarma in the festival was solved by joint efforts of the management of ATR Crimean Tatar TV channel, QHA information agency, deputies of the Turkish parliament and representatives of the Crimean Tatar diaspora in Turkey.
Presentation of Haytarma was held on October 4 in one of the central public institutions of Antalya- Ataturk Cultural Center.
The presentation was attended by representatives of Crimean Tatar associations (derneks) in Turkey, namely from Ankara, Istanbul, Eskisehir, Gebze, Antalya, Koja-Eli and others.
The film was warmly received by the audience…a 300-seat hall was completely full; some people had to sit on the staircases. The last shots of the movie were accompanied by applause.
“We made this movie to tell the world about the great tragedy of the past- the deportation of Crimean Tatars from our homeland…and now we need to remain unified, please don’t forget about your homeland, we need your support in Crimea”, appealed to the audience Lenur Islyamov, producer of Haytarma movie. His words were followed by applause.