Haytarma

Illustration
  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: April 13, 2017, 18:00 – 21:00

The story of the Tatars in director Achtem Seytabaev’s film.

A hero of the Soviet Union, the pilot Ahmetan Sultan, returns from the war to his home city, straight into a vortex of violence. His fate and that of his nearest and dearest was a foretaste of the terrible fate of the entire nation.

Ahead of the screening the Golden Accordionist, Tatar musician Server Abkerimov, will perform.

A discussion with Achtem Seytabaev on the history and present of Crimea will follow the film.

Film screened with English titles. Interpretation of discussion provided.

In cooperation with KITAP, the Tatar Association in Prague. 

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Letters to Olga – essays written in prison, letter

„I am a child of the age of conceptual, rather than mystical, thought and therefore my god as well – if I am compelled to speak of him (which I do very unwillingly) – must appear as something terribly abstract, vague and unattractive. But it appears so only to someone I try to tell about him – the experience itself is quite vivid, intimate and particular, perhaps (…) more lively than for someone whose “normal” God is provided with all the appropriate attributes (which oddly enough can alienate more often than drawing one closer). And something else that is typical of my god: he is a master of waiting, and in doing so he frequently unnerves me. It is as though he set up various possibilities around me and then waited silently to see what I would do. (…) His Last Judgment is taking place now, continuously, always – and yet it is always the last: nothing that has happened can ever un-happen, everything remains in the “memory of Being” – and I too remain there – condemned to be with myself till the end of time – just as I am and just as I make myself.“

Václav Havel:
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