Once you have watched the trailer, you will not want to miss the film. Once you have seen the film, you will never be the same again.
There is no such thing as other people’s children, they say. We try to live by these wise words. We comfort a crying toddler in the supermarket and look for his mummy. We treat kids playing in the street to a box of chocolates. We buy some motley handmade jewelry from teenage entrepreneurs. We do what we can. But if you want to see what this familiar old saying is really about, you should watch the new Ukrainian film “Somebody Else’s Prayer”.
The film is based on real events that happened to the Crimean Tatar, Saide Arifova (1916 – 2007) during and after the World War II. She saved lives of 88 Jewish orphans twice: the first time she rescued them from the Nazis, passing the children off as Tatars, and the time second she saved them from the NKVD troops who carried out the deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1946, proving that the children were Jews.
In December 2015 the film director Akhtem Seitablayev and producer Ivanna Diadiura announced that the filming had begun. The shooting took place in Ukraine, Georgia and Israel. The song “1944” by Jamala, the 2016 Eurovision winner, has become the official soundtrack to the film.
We are all looking forward to May, 18, when the movie is going to be released. Once you have watched it, let us know what you think.