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Published on Jan 20, 2016
Full interview with Christina Paschyn, Director / Producer of "A Struggle for Home: The Crimean Tatars", Doha, Qatar, 19 January 2016.
- Ukrainian American from Parma (Clevelend), Ohio - 0:25 Ukrainian school taught about the Tatars, Middle East Studies, Islam & Eastern Europe, history of Crimean #Tatars, return to Crimea after deportation - 1:48 Extreme feelings about Crimea and the Russian invasion and annexation. Problems with discrimination but felt happy to be part of Ukraine, not #Russia. Tatars did not like Russia because of deportation under Russian rule, how they were treated by Catherine the Great and how they were treated by the Soviet Union. Returning to Russia would be there worst nightmare - 3:15 Sergey Aksyonov (Сергей Аксёнов), PM of Crimea. Russians prevented some journalists from entering Crimea. - 4:05 Crimean journalists put at risk. Abduction of Resat Amet, exhile of Mustafa Cemilev, closure of only Crimean TV channel, human rights violations, dissident work - 5:00 Crimeans are not openly criticizing the government anymore because of fear, Russian government forces are raiding forces, Crimean culture under attack - 6:20 A few Crimean Tatars are joining the Russian government. Crimeans do not feel they have freedom, freedom of assembly. Overt oppression, some Crimeans are fleeing to Kyiv or Lviv. Russians trying to co-opt Crimeans. Crimeans are safe if they support the Russian Crimean government. - 8:40 Russian nationals, Russian Cossacks in Crimea - 8:58 Russia is not doing more for Crimea - 9:30 Crimea belongs to the Crimean Tatars. Crimea is not historically Russian. #CrimeanKhanate established in 1441 long before Catherine the Great (several old maps of Crimean territory) Russian propaganda, Ukrainian propaganda - 10:40 Hope for Crimea because activists are trying to bring change - 11:15 The situation in Crimea is very sad for many, many Tatars. The fear of losing their homland all over again. - 11:40 Crimeans desperate for housing, housing conditions in Crimea - 12:50 Ukraine missed an opportunity to incorporate Crimeans - 13:45 Mustafa Cemilev - 14:00 3TB of footage, Canon 5D, Panasonic HD camcorder, Finalcut - 14:30 Land issues in Crimea - 14:40 Reception of film, Al Jazeera English documentary festival, Docs for Sale in Amsterdam, OSCE - 16:20 Crimean Tatars consist of 12% of the Crimean population today, history of genocide against the Crimean Tatars, deportation of Tatars to Central Asia - 17:05 Native inhabitants of Crimea, Crimean blockade - It will be a very long time before Crimea is returned to Ukraine
Next Screenings: 29 January 2016, Ukrainian Institute of America, New York City 10 March 2016, DC Independent Film Festival, Washington, D.C.
C.M. Paschyn Freelance Multimedia Journalist in Doha, Qatar Lecturer of Journalism in Residence, Northwestern University in Qatar https://www.christinapaschyn.com