Jamala, winner of the Eurovision-2016, shot a video for her song ‘1944’. For several days, the singer shared her impressions, experiences and talked about how to the shooting proceeded.

On the first day of the shooting, Jamala posted a short video showing preparation work involved in making the video.

“It’s 5 am now.  I’m heading to my make-up artists’ place before starting shooting a video for the ‘1944’ song. Where am I now? Honestly, I have no clue. I was only able to grab 3 hours sleep. All I know is that Romania is just a stone’s throw away,” Jamala said.

It took Jamala climbing high up the mountains to show the depth of the tragedy of the Crimean Tatar people.


“We’re at an altitude of 1,565 meters. It is freezing cold out here and raining. But we are braving the elements and continuing to shoot a video for the 1944 song,” wrote Jamala on her Facebook page.

The shoot took two days. After the shooting, Jamala thanked owners of the Tyhiy Hutor for their warm welcome.

“I’m immensely grateful to the people who have spent these 2 days waking up at 4 am, cooking us breakfasts, baking cookies, making tea in such a horrible weather and sharing so much love with us!! It’s too bad I have to go back home ‘cause this place feels so cozy and homely. Thank you!”  Jamal wrote on her Instagram page.

Just a reminder:  Jamala, a Ukrainian singer of Crimean Tatar descent, won the Eurovision 2016 song contest, outscoring Australia and Russia in the final.

On May 16, Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko awarded Jamala the title of the People's Artist of Ukraine.