Latvia, 2011, 41 min, Arts and Culture, Culture, History, Portrait, Society
In January 2011, Latvia commemorated the 20th anniversary of the tragic events of January 1991, also a time when the cameraman Gvido Zvaigzne got fatally injured and died two weeks later. The cinematographer of Juris Podnieks’ documentary Soviets (1989), the portrait of the collapse of the Soviet Empire, was a young man whose talent had not yet fully flourished. His story, however, contains elements which make it possible to demonstrate not only his personal tragedy, but also the problematic existence of a young and creative person during an era in which everything was crumbling around him. The film about him is also a film about his generation.
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