TUE—January 8—7 PM
95 min. In Latvian with English subtitles.
$14 ($10 ASF Members)
Series Pass $75 ($55 ASF Members)
Shot over the course of two years, this documentary by acclaimed Baltic director Ivars Seleckis follows seven children in various parts of the country, all at the intersection of various historical, social, and economic processes. Among them are Kārlis, who lives in the countryside; Gleb, whose grandparents are part of the Russian-speaking minority who arrived in the country during the Soviet era; Zane, whose family has always lived in an urban environment; Anastasija, whose family has instead chosen to live far from the city; and little Anete, whose mother lives and works in the UK.
Continuing his work as a patient chronicler of change in Latvian society, Seleckis takes a curious and tender look at this new generation and their families, at these children who have “the chance of undertaking something new, something unforeseen by us” with education preparing them “for the task of renewing a common world” (Hannah Arendt). What are the skills, values and hopes instilled into them by the legacy of the past and the reality of today? (Directed by Ivars Seleckis, 2018)
About the Director
Director Ivars Seleckis is the oldest actively working documentary filmmaker in Latvia. His filmography bridges the modern day with the history of the Latvian documentary tradition, and his documentaries are noted for their thorough and sophisticated analysis of social processes.
His film Crossroad Street received an EFA award for Best Documentary.