2 hours before the screening of the film “Mustafa”, about the leader of Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzhemilev was removed from the show.
The organizers of the festival “Artdocfest” has not provided any documents about the reasons for the withdrawal of the screening of the film about the leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Cemil.
A film about the leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Mustafa Dzhemilev, was removed from display at the festival of documentary cinema “Artdokfest”, Moscow. About it 7 Dec in Facebook said the President of festival Director Vitaly Mansky.
According to him, the organizers did not provide any documents and the reasons for that decision. What is happening Mansky was called lawlessness.
He wrote that the film is removed after the bell “with some of the top”. To cancel a show forced the network of cinemas “Karo”. Mansky said that “Artdocfest” such pressure “would never give in.”
The film was made by Ukrainian Director Ernes Sarygulov. The show was to be held in the cinema “October” on Novy Arbat, said in a Facebook film producer and activist organization “Crimea SOS” Tamila tasheva.
Also in the competition program tape had to demonstrate in Yekaterinburg and St. Petersburg.
“The film tells about the struggle of Dzhemilev for the return to Crimea from exile in Soviet times, and about the prosecution and about 15 years Dzhemilev in Soviet camps as a political prisoner,” — said on the page of the festival.
Cemil is the authorized President of Ukraine on Affairs of the Crimean Tatar people and former head of the Mejlis.
The organization was recognized in Russia as extremist and banned in 2016. The Russian authorities have banned Dzhemilev to enter Crimea annexed and brought against him several criminal cases.
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