A series of lectures on the history and current state of Ukrainian cinema. The events are FREE and open to the public.

Lecture Twenty-Nine:

"Haytarma" (2013): Screening and Discussion

Speaker: Maria Sonevytsky (Petro Jacyk Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Toronto)

This film’s very appearance was an event in itself. “Haytarma” (Return in Crimean Tatar) is the first Crimean Tatar movie, and is devoted to the most painful event in the nation’s history – the Stalin-era deportation to Central Asia in May 1944.

The Petro Jacyk Program at the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at the University of Toronto is proud to host a screening of "Haytarma." Drawing on the story of Amet-Khan Sultan, the Crimean Tatar fighter pilot who became a Hero of the Soviet Union for his service to the Red Army, the film is the first narrative feature-length production to be produced by Crimean Tatars in Crimea. In Russian and Crimean Tatar, with English subtitles. Patro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellow Maria Sonevytsky will provide brief introductory remarks.


Time: Monday, April 7, 2014, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Room 108, North Building, Munk School of Global Affairs (1 Devonshire Place)

The lecture is co-sponsored the Petro Jacyk Program, the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, and Yuri Shevchuk (Ukrainian Film Club, Columbia University).

An image of a man standing between two railway cars used to deport people under Stalin (the cover image for the film "Haytarma'))

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