“Carpathian” Tatars (2015 )

Documentary | 7 mins

Movie Info

  • Release Date: 06 Apr, 2015
  • Country Ukraine
  • Author Olexandr Nazarov
  • Broadcaster Hromadske.tv
  • Submitting Institute Hromadske.tv


Competition status- Participant

“Carpathian” Tatars ” is a short TV documentary about three families of the Crimean Tatars. After the annexation of the Crimea by Russia in 2014 they were forced to leave the peninsula. The IDPs settled in a remote mountain village Borynya in Lviv region (Western Ukraine), where all of them live in a student dormitory. While the women in hijabs and bright shawls engaged in child rearing and home, men work in local forestry, along with other villagers.

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