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"A Story of Hard Work, Spiritual Struggle and True Love"


"A Story of Hard Work, Spiritual Struggle and True Love," is an emotional human interest story produced by Ildar Gabidullin, a Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellow with the Tatar-Bashkir Service. The video tells the story of Fannur Khamitov, a welder by profession, whose limbs were amputated as a result of a workplace accident in in Siberia two decades ago. Khamitov’s lifetime partner, Madina not only helped him through the hardships of rehabilitation, but also dedicated poems to her husband. Khamitov says he takes inspiration from his children and celebrates “life as it is.” The video documentary is a heart-warming story of perseverance and triumph over adversity.(Ildar Gabidullin/Zydrone Krasauskiene).


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