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The civil initiative Crimea SOS has collected —155 300 hryvnias— for the project “Mustafa”- a documentary about Crimean Tatar legendary leader Mustafa Jemilev. This money is enough for the project, organizers say.

“SOS” has launched a project to create the feature documentary “Mustafa”, which narrates the life story of Mustafa Jemilev who spent over 15 years as a political prisoner in Soviet camps and went on the longest ever hunger strike of 306 days.

The project was initiated by Olga Morkova, who worked in United Nations and OSCE addressing the crisis of Ukraine; a Crimean Tatar activist Tamila Tasheva and Ukrainian musician Fima Chupakhin.

As it was a non-commercial project, the authors have asked for support and found some of 248 benefactors.

“We will narrate a story of a young man, who graduates from school in Uzbekistan. He dreams of returning to his homeland. He spends days in libraries, reading Ismail Gasprinsky’s magazines, written in Turkish, Russian and Arabic. In order to understand Gasprinsky’s works clearer he is to enter a university to learn Arabic, still the Soviet authorities oppose this decision. Then Jemilev… If you want the story to be continued, we call on you to support our project”- read the statement of the project’s authors.

QHA