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For more than 200 years, the Crimean Tatars struggled to free their native land, the Crimean Peninsula, from Russian domination. By 2014, many believed their long battle was finally coming to a good end. They were wrong. This documentary film tells the little-known story of the Crimean Tatars. It recounts their rich and often tragic history, from ancient times to the aftermath of the 2014 Russian invasion and annexation of their homeland. It is a story of betrayal, courage and, above all, hope. For despite all that they have faced, the Crimean Tatars remain undaunted in their struggle for freedom.
Winner of the Best International Film Award at the 2016 DC Independent Film Festival, and the Best Documentary Film Award at the 2016 Poppy Jasper International Film Festival. 2015 Spotlight Documentary Film Awards Silver Award Winner. Film has screened at several international film festivals and professional venues, including the European Parliament in Brussels.