Four months after winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, Jamal presented the video “1944”
Jamala 1944 (Official Music Video) PREMIERE!!!
UNIAN was present at the premiere, and questioned Jamal Did extreme weather events better crew to convey the mood of the song, whether there was even a tiny chance of conduct shooting in the Crimea, and did not attend if it is with an active lifestyle man thought to go into politics.
Jamal, you superstitious?
What do you mean by the word “superstition”?
Well, let’s say, in the context of what you shoot video for the song accompanied by natural disasters in 1944 – at the height of summer location flooded truly autumn rains. Given that the song of suffering and pain, it turned out that the whole crew and dancers – relatively speaking, people who have not gone through the emotions that you have put into execution, in the story of the story – were forced by the weather to experience some deprivation in order to convey to the audience all the same strong feelings … Remember, after the film, for which his first “Oscar” was DiCaprio – “Survivor” – he told me, as a director especially dipped it in the whole plate: in the cold, in terror and fear. Because in the center of the story – the story of a character who in inhuman conditions, fighting for his life, when his every step in danger .
And we have a situation, I think so, when our director Anatoly Sachivko (young and very soft film director), likes to dance, he takes care of and protects, lets go during warm up shots, and he remains all the time on the site … And, perhaps, nature he helped us to organize a bit. Therefore, we also understand that we have a schedule that the sun is not enough. And normally treated to ensure that start at 5 am and eat some sandwiches with cheese (and it was happiness). When you were with this song on stage, you relive the history of his family, and so your message was heard by the audience. At the same time, the people who took part in the filming of the clip may have never experienced such a … I’ll tell you more when they (staff Apache Crew plus other cool dancers who participated in the production of “The Great Gatsby”) agreed on shooting they probably thought, “Oh! Class! Carpathian Mountains, the sun for three days! Now we hang out! “. That is, everyone wanted to have a good time. Like, let’s go to the Carpathians, took off the day when there is the sun, and then – kebabs … But it came to the barbecue? Nothing like this! Until the last day the weather was bad. We were leaving when there literally fled, because the road has eroded all.
Locations for filming, as you have said, were chosen Carpathians. But in general, hypothetically, was at least a small chance of conduct shooting in the Crimea? No. Of course, I thank God, is still officially an entry, but I think that this would be complexity. How to get to the Crimea 35 dancers, boys? I know how hard to pass the border of my friends, they are there at 5:00 … questioned why the shooting – it’s impossible. Or, in general, let’s look on the other side. For example, the border – this is not the most unpleasant. Let’s imagine that all her past. And then, let’s get in the Crimea as a camera and just start shooting. It’s immediately raise suspicions … I asked about this, in particular, because for example, known krymchanin Alexander Barbel boxer, allows himself to return to the Crimea. Several times he even joked that no one will touch, because he – the boxer … No, I do not venture. Even despite the fact that all the time worried. My grandfather is very ill, he was old, and I want to go home. This summer, by the way, more than ever. I used my parents come to me, and I kind of do not miss. And this year, very much like home, I was not there in 2014.
Many creative people tend to avoid controversial topics related to what is happening in Ukraine, trying to be beyond politics. You even before winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 have already become part of the policy. Would you like to hide from it, so to speak, “in the house”? Yes, all the time I’m hiding from it “in house”. It turns out? As for me – it turns. Because I continue to insist that, yes, I have made this story to a wide audience. And, yes, it might be someone I do not like, maybe someone finds it absolutely political message. But I always said, guys, this is my story. My family pain. Why do I have to be someone you like and sing songs of neutrality? They are sharp. This is creativity. A thought does not hide, but on the contrary, to go into politics? After Eurovision I phoned the representatives of some political forces want to bring me something here and there, was invited to speak there, to sing the national anthem here … Go then in politics? God forbid. Here I do “in house”.
As for the music, my social, civic, this, please. By the way, my position is such a “dove of peace” very attracted foreigners, for example, the same Swedes. They said that Jamal – a dove of peace, because after all her songs disadvantaged believe that everyone can be equal. In addition, you, in the perception of the Europeans became “dove of peace”, and you have become the voice of the Crimean Tatar people. But the man who told the story of his people, carried her a wide range of audiences, and has drawn attention to the fact that before these people did not notice … I could never have thought that I, an ordinary singer, will receive the President of Lithuania, when I come to one of the cities with the concert. Or should I call the Turkish President, I congratulate and express my respect. I never thought about it. Perhaps this is some kind of bonus. Because the story I told, many joined, made a lot of people in Europe are not indifferent to it … And so they voted. Regarding the “dove of peace”, this summer you performed at jazz festivals in Lviv and in the river, and both these towns claim to the status of the host Eurovision-2017. You know, the debate about who was to hold the competition, go so far, despite the fact that the winner has already been determined?
Let us explain, and people, and the city once and for all (I’m so sorry that offended Odessa, Lviv and Dnieper offended): I did not take any decision on the matter, and did not have any impact on this decision. I always say one thing – I am glad that the competition will be held in Ukraine. Dot. When there were any pretensions that probably, Ukraine will not be able to hold a competition among themselves when someone ran in the information space of this nonsense, I do not believe ever. And which city will be the Eurovision-2017? What will decide then let it be. All. I am glad that the competition will be in Kiev, because I feel at home here, I love this city. But also be glad to any winner, any city, in what would have held a competition. You will not be offered a selection of leading Ukrainian or co-host Eurovision-2017? I heard about these conversations. I saw how my fans have launched the “wave” of the Internet. Of course, they get sick of me, but I do not know what to think about it. On the one hand, it seems to be desirable. On the other – it’s very scary. It’s a live broadcast on a huge number of countries. And to spend it, you need to have practice. It needs to be leading. As for the Ukrainian selection, I can say that I will sit on the jury.
interview journalist Tatiana Urban