The first screening of documentary CONTROVERSIAL HISTORY

Film Studio DEVIŅI in cooperation with the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia presenting the first screening of documentary CONTROVERSIAL HISTORY international version on September 27, 18.00 p.m.at the movie theatre Riga (Small Hall). The film searches for answers through three main characters, each a representative of their nationality, and categorical in their opposing way of thinking. Why is a date that is celebrated and honoured by one side, also a symbol of deep pain and injustice for another? Why are there, to this day, in a country as small as Latvia three or more completely differing historical interpretations ... A discussion will follow on differences in historical interpretation and the disunity of contemporary society, led by assoc.prof. Roberts Ķīlis (Stockholm School of Economics) and assoc.prof. Sergejs Kruks (Riga Stradins University).

Film director Inara Kolmane, script by Uldis Neiburgs, producer Janis Juhnevics, camera Andrejs Verhoustinskis, Aivars Kalnins and Renars Vimba. Composer Ivars Makstnieks.

 

Supporters: Andris Grasmanis and Kaspars Viskints, National Film Centre of Latvia, State Culture Capital Foundation, Riga City council, The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia, Latvian Foundation Inc. and  Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia and private contributors.