The film about Mustafa Dzhemilev, the leader of the Crimean Tatars was removed from the film festival of the documentaries 'Artdokfest' in Moscow, Vitaly Mansky, the president of the film festival reported this at Facebook.
According to Mansky, the organizers were not provided with any documents or grounds of this decision. He called this overreach.
He wrote that the film was removed after the call of the top officials. Also, the network of the cinema 'Karo' was also forced to cancel the run of the film. Mansky emphasized that 'Artdokfest' will never consent to such pressure.
The film was directed by Ernes Sarykhalilov, the Ukrainian film-maker. The film should be shown in 'October' cinema at New Arbat as Tamila Tasheva, the producer of the film and the activist of 'Crimea SOS' reported.
Also, the film should be shown in Yekaterinburg and Saint Petersburg.
'The film tells about the fight of Dzhemilev for his return to Crimea after the exile in the Soviet times, the prosecution and 15 years that he spent in the Soviet camps as the political prisoners'.