Centre for Policy and Research on Turkey
Documentary Screening and Public Conference
We are pleased to announce Centre for Policy and Research on Turkey (Research Turkey)’s documentary screening of “Son of Crimea (Kırımoğlu): Struggle of a People” to be followed by the Public Conference entitled “Ukrainian Crisis and the Atrocities in Crimea: The Never-Ending Persecution of Crimean Tatars”. The screening will include a one-hour section of the documentary and will take place on Friday, 6 March 2015 between 5:00p.m. and 6:00p.m. at S-1.06, Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, King’s College London, WC2R 2LS.
Directed by Neşe Sarısoy Karatay and produced by Zafer Karatay, “Son of Crimea (Kırımoğlu): Struggle of a People” is filmed in Turkey, Ukraine, Russian Federation, Uzbekistan, Belgium and the United States and it incorporates interviews with hundreds of eye-witnesses or survivors, politicians and experts; documents from former USSR archives and other sources; and thousands of related photographs from private and public collections.
The screening as well as the public conference are free and open to public but are ticketed events that requires pre-registration. A ticket does not guarantee a seat. Please click here for free registration and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/research-turkey-public-conference-and-documentary-screening-ukrainian-crisis-and-the-atrocities-in-tickets-15861414919. You may find the synopsis of the documentary and details about the public conference below.
Synopsis of the Documentary
The Soviet government exiled the Crimean Tatars from their historic homeland in 1944. Accused of cooperation with the occupying Nazi forces during World War II, they were sent to Central Asia and the Urals. This documentary tells the story of Crimean Tatars’ long and arduous campaign to return to their homeland without recourse to violence. Mustafa Jemilev (also known as Mustafa Kirimoglu or Dzhemilev), was merely six months old at the time of the deportation. At a young age, he came into contact with nationalist movement activists and devoted his life to this ideal, eventually becoming a symbolic name in his people’s struggle for repatriation. A Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Jemilev is one of the most important human rights activists in the former Soviet Union. He served six prison terms, spending over 15 years in the Soviet GULAG, and survived the longest hunger strike in the history of human rights.
P.S. Centre for Policy and Research Turkey (Research Turkey) expresses its special thanks to the director, Neşe Sarısoy Karatay and the producer, Zafer Karatay of the documentary “Son of Crimea (Kırımoğlu): Struggle of a People” for providing the copy and permission for screening of it publicly.
Title: “Ukrainian Crisis and the Atrocities in Crimea: The Never-Ending Persecution of Crimean Tatars”
Speakers: Dr. Rory Finnin (University of Cambridge), Ms. Eleanor Knott (London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)), Ms. Melek Maksudoğlu (King’s College London (KCL))
Chair: Professor Orlando Figes, Professor of History, Birkbeck College, University of London
Date: Friday, 6 March 2015
Time: Conference 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue: S-1.06, Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, King’s College London, WC2R 2LS
We are pleased to announce the public conference entitled “Ukrainian Crisis and the Atrocities in Crimea: The Never-Ending Persecution of Crimean Tatars” in which Dr. Rory Finnin, Ms. Eleanor Knott and Ms. Melek Maksudoğlu will give talks. The conference will take place on Friday, 6 March 2015 between 6:30p.m. and 8:30p.m. at S-1.06, Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, King’s College London, WC2R 2LS. Professor Orlando Figes, Professor of History, Birkbeck College, University of London will kindly chair the event.
For more information about the conference speakers, chair and talks click here: http://researchturkey.org/panel-discussion-ukrainian-crisis-and-the-atrocities-in-crimea-the-never-ending-persecution-of-crimean-tatars-632015-kings-college-london/