On Tuesday, May 18 at 19:00, the Crimean Tatar Resource Center will show the full-length documentary Witnesses of the 1944 Genocide, dedicated to the investigation and recognition of the deportation of the Crimean Tatar people as an act of genocide. In the testimony and memoirs of the heroes of the film, there is the fate of hundreds of thousands of other deported Crimean Tatars. The footage presented in the film is exclusive. The scenes were recorded during court hearings as part of the criminal investigation of the 1944 genocide of the Crimean Tatar people. Some of the heroes of the film are no longer alive, but their testimony will forever remain legally relevant and will serve as a source of objective information about the terrible tragedy of the indigenous people of Crimea. We invite you to the screening of the film, which will take place via the YouTube channel and Facebook page of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center.
Producer – Eskender Bariiev;
Director – Elvir Sahirman;
Director of photography – Elvir Sahirman;
Operator – Emir Bekirov;
Music – Oksana Ametova – Arafat Daglary.
The shooting of the film was carried out thanks to joint work with the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
The film was prepared with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation.