Filmscreening and Discussion

Friday, October 7, 19:30h
Kino Arsenal

Nariman Aliev/Ukraine 2019 OMEU 96 min.

HOMEWARD brings together the two landscapes of the Russian invasion in 2014: the war in the Donbass and the occupied Crimea. Crimean Tatar director Nariman Aliev tells the story of a father who tries to bring the body of his son, a victim of the war in Donbass, from Kyiv to Crimea to be buried according to the rite of the Muslim Crimean Tatars. The arduous journey reveals how the experience of the current war in Ukraine calls up the repressed history of violence against the Crimean Tatars.

Introduction: Susanne Strätling

The film will be followed by a discussion with Tamila Tasheva (NGO CrimeaSOS; representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea since April 2022) and Victoria Leshchenko (Programme director of Docudays UA).

Moderation: Daria Buteiko

Organized by DGO and the Institute for Eastern European Studies of Freie Universität Berlin with the Ukrainian Film Festival Berlin.

Admission is free. We ask for donations for Ukrainian filmmakers.


Institute for East European Studies

Henry Ford Building