2003 /

Recitations of Karaims

26 min.  –  Documentary  –  26 min., color, Beta CAM  –  2003
Director : Vidmantas Puplauskis
Cinematographer : Mindaugas Cicėnas
Sound director : Algimantas A. Apanavičius
Editing director : Giedrė Miniotienė
Producer : Tadas Patalavičius

The film tells about one of the most unique minorities in Lithuania. Karaims came to Lithuania from the Black Sea in the 14th century and settled in the old Lithuanian capital Trakai. During our common and long history their culture managed to become an inseparable part of both Lithuanian heritage and of contemporary Lithuania. Despite the repercussions of history, two world wars and Soviet occupation Lithuanian Karaims have been able to preserve their religion, customs and language. This film is about the history and the present of Karaims, their everyday life and hopes…