СRIMEAN EVENING IN VILNIUS: FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN СRIMEA
On December 17 in Vilnius Crimean evening took place.
The screening of the film ‘Crimea Unveiled’ was followed by the presentation about human rights situation on the Crimean peninsula.
Olga Morkova, documentary director and human rights expert from Sevastopol, Crimea (via Skype);
Tetiana Pechonchyk, Human Rights Information Center / Crimea Human Rights Group (Kyiv, Ukraine);
Aleskandra Krylenkova, Field Human Rights Center (Sankt-Petersburg, Russia).
Human rights and Crimean Tatar activists from Crimea were also participating in the event.
In March 2014, Russia took control over Crimea. This caused mass displacement of indigenous Crimean Tatar minority from Crimea to the Ukrainian mainland. “Crimea Unveiled” is the short documentary featuring Crimean Tatar artist fleeing his homeland to save a collection of traditional national art.
Olga Morkova is documentary director and human rights expert from Ukraine. She has vast experience in working for UNHCR, OSCE, and IOM addressing the forced migration issues. In March 2014 Ms. Morkova, who appeared to be displaced herself, worked to address the situation of IDPs in Ukraine. The documentary “Crimea Unveiled” features one of the UNHCR beneficiaries whom Ms. Morkova met during her work in the field.
The original soundtrack for the film “Crimea Unveiled” was composed by Fima Chupakhin, and performed by the Crimean Tatar singer Elvira Sarihalil and Ukrainian musician Fima Chupakhin and “Zira” band.
Organisers of the event: Human Rights Information Center (Kyiv, Ukraine), Coalition ‘Initiative Group on Human Rights in Crimea’ and Crimean Human Rights Field Mission.