Karosta: Life After the USSR
When the Russian army left in 1994 after Latvian independence, Karosta became largely uninhabited and most structures fell to ruin. In the late 1990s, the area was troubled by high unemployment, street crime and drug problems.
This documentary explores how the residents of Karosta have coped throughout the years without infrastructure and order, and examines how community organisation K@2 aims to stimulate positive change by means of art, culture, education, and cooperation to give residents hope of a better future.
SW2 1BZ London, United Kingdom
BN1 3TS Brighton, United Kingdom
London International Documentary Festival 2009, UK