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

„Once you’re here, however, whether you want to or not, you have to ask the question: does all of this have a meaning, and if so, what?… Ultimately, I can only find an answer – a positive answer – within myself, in my general faith in the meaning of things, in my hope. What, in fact, is man responsible to? What does he relate to? What is the final horizon of his actions, the absolute vanishing point of everything he does, the undeceivable “memory of Being”, the conscience of the world and the final “court of appeal”? What is the decisive standard of measurement, the background or the field of each of his existential experiences? And likewise, what is the most important witness or the secret sharer in his daily conversations with himself, the thing that – regardless of what situation he has been thrown into – he incessantly inquires after, depends upon, and toward which his actions are directed, the thing that, in its omniscience and incorruptibility, both haunts and saves him, the only thing he can trust in and strive for? “

Václav Havel:
Letters to Olga – essays written in prison, letter, August 7, 1980