Mustafa (2016)
Friday, 26 MAY • 2017, at 7:00 PM
Ukrainian Institute of America 2 E 79th St, New York, NY
Mustafa (2016) Docudrama, 90 min. The film includes recreated scenes from the life of Mustafa Dzhemilev: you will visit his prison, speak with his associates in the struggle for the return of Crimea in the Soviet and in modern times, feel like an activist of the national Crimean Tatar movement, plunge into the life story of a strong and unbroken leader whose name is Mustafa Dzhemilev. The goal of this film is to tell the public a life story of the Ukrainian politician and public figure, who personifies the fight for the survival, dignity and honor of the Crimean Tatars. Project team: - Ahmed Sarihalil, film director; - Tamila Tasheva, producer; - Efim Chupakhin, Ukrainian composer, pianist, sound-producer; - Vakhtang Kipiani, Ukrainian journalist, publicist, historian; - Maksym Pasichnyk, lead character, role of Mustafa Dzhemilev. Q&A with the film director and the producer will follow the screening. Premiere of the film took place on October 28, 2016 in the program "Ukrainian premieres" of the Kyiv International Film Festival "Molodist". Soon the film will be presented at the Sundance Film Festival in the USA and a number of other festivals of documentary films. General admission $15 Students $10 UIA Members free
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Since 1955, the Fletcher-Sinclair mansion at 2 East 79th Street and Fifth Avenue has been home to the Ukrainian Institute of America, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the art, music and literature of Ukraine and the Ukrainian diaspora. The Institute serves both a center for the Ukrainian-American community and as America’s “Window on Ukraine” hosting art exhibits, concerts, film screenings, poetry readings, literary evenings, children’s programs, lectures, symposia and full educational programs, all open to the public. In 1897 the banker, broker and railroad investor Isaac D. Fletcher (1844-1917) commissioned the architect Charles P.H. Gilbert to design a new house. Gilbert designed over 100 large houses in New York City during a career that spanned from the 1880s to the 1920s. As a C.P.H. Gilbert house, the mansion was given a second life as home to the Ukrainian Institute of America. The Fletcher-Sinclair mansion is protected as a contributing element of the Metropolitan Museum Historic District and in 1977 was designated as a National Historic Landmark.

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