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87 Children

English title: 87 Children
Original title: Tschusha Molitwa
German title: 87 Kinder
Ukraine, Georgia, 2017

Director: Seitablaev, Akhtem
Production company: Idas Film
Co-producers: Ukrainian State Film Agency
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 92 min.
Film genre: Feature film

The true story of a Crimean Tatar woman named Saide Arifova, who saved orphaned Jewish children during the Nazi occupation. A boy named Itzhak turns to Saide for help, explaining that he and a group of other Jewish children are hiding from the Nazis. She faces the moral dilemma: should she try to help them or save herself by refusing? Despite the danger, she decides to protect the children. She disguises them as Tatars, teaches them the Tatar language, customs and prayers, and even gives them Tatar names.

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