Film Work

Christina wrote, shot, and directed the documentary film “A Struggle for Home: The Crimean Tatars.” 

The film chronicles the rich and often tragic history of the Crimean Tatar people, the Muslim-Turkic indigenous population of the Crimean Peninsula, from ancient times to the aftermath of the 2014 Russian annexation of the peninsula.

The film premiered at the Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival in November 2015 and screened in multiple festivals and professional venues, including the European Parliament in Brussels and the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute in Washington, D.C.

It won nine awards, including Best International Film at the DC Independent Film Festival in March 2016, Best Documentary at the Poppy Jasper International Film Festival in April 2016, and 1st place Short Foreign Documentary at the Indie Gathering International Film Festival in August 2016.

“A Struggle for Home” was purchased for broadcast by Al Jazeera and Axess TV. It is now available on Amazon Prime.

Watch the trailer below and then visit the film website to learn more about its screening history, accolades, and press mentions.

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