In Istanbul are “the Days of Ukrainian cinema” from 28 November to 1 December, in which took place the screening of the film “Cyborg”. Represented Ukrainian band Director Ahtem Seytablaev.
It is reported by an UKRINFORM correspondent in Turkey. According to the Director, “Cyborg” is represented in nearly 50 countries around the world.
This film is based on documentary facts about the defense of our homeland. And actually “cyborgs” these people call the enemy for what they do not give up, courageously defending their land, their children, their families and all that expensive said Ahtem Seitablaev.
What is “Cyborg”? Is a feature film directed by Akhtem Seitablaev about the fighting in the Donetsk airport during an armed conflict in the Donbass. The film tells the story of a two-week combat duty in September 2014.
In addition, the Director recalled how two years ago during the presentation of the film in the Hague one of the spectators asked why they took this film, because we all care what happens in Ukraine.
“Everyone turned in his direction and started to tell him to shut up, but he asked again – why show this film in a country where they have forgotten their compatriots who died in the aircraft flight MH-17 that was shot down Russia? It was a surprise. Only then I understood what he meant, turning to the audience: he wanted to say that his countrymen live and the fear that no one touched. But touched,” said Seitablaev.
Ahtem Seitablaev presented the film “Cyborg” in Istanbul / UKRINFORM
Professor of history Department of Ukrainian studies of the University of Istanbul Alexander Sereda said that on the show “Cyborg” was attended by his students and some of them in tears, left the room.
“We are discussing the events in Ukraine, they know that we have a war, to perceive, understand who unleashed this war, who is the aggressor,” – said the teacher of Istanbul University.
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What is known about the “Days of Ukrainian cinema” in Istanbul?
The event lasts for three days in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul. In addition to the movie “Cyborg” and others, Turkey was also a screening of the film Parajanov “shadows of forgotten ancestors”.
“We (the people of Turkey and Ukraine – LifeStyle 24) are very similar to people who spread the same views, so our emotions are very similar. Our two Nations have a common perspective when we watch these movies… Consulate Beyoglu and the Ukrainian Embassy in Istanbul presents Ukrainian days. The opening ceremony started and will last three days, featuring movies and short films that were filmed in the last century”, – said the mayor of the municipality of beyoğlu, Haydar Ali Yildiz.