LAND OF FATE

LIKTEŅZEME

By Janis OZOLINS-OZOLS

RIJA FILMS / FILMU STUDIJA RIJA, LTD. - as SALES All rights, World / PROD

Documentary - Completed 2016

The devastating impact of WWII and Stalinism on the Latvian people told through the fate of one family now living in three different countries and speaking three different languages.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Historical
    • Countries
    • LATVIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, LATVIAN, RUSSIAN
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 71 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Janis OZOLINS-OZOLS
    • Producer(s)
    • Vilnis KALNAELLIS (RIJA FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • The Latgalian-Americans Peter and Helena’s family search leads to the discovery of dozens of survivors in Siberia ....
      While the two great powers of Europe fight during World War II, the strong family of the legendary Prometheus of Latgale, Andrīva Jurdžs, is brutally shattered. Fleeing from the Communists, a few of the younger generation manage to escape to the West. The older generation remains in Latvia, but Stalin's repression deports many to Siberia as “enemies of the people”. Some manage to survive in Latvia.
      The family is scattered over three worlds and the post-war generation have never met. While in America, Peter accidentally discovers the documentary film "Perpetual Calendar", and he instantly recognizes his Latvian relatives. Brother and sister, Peter and Helena, follow their parents footsteps back to Latgale (Eastern Latvia) to learn more of their legendary ancestor and to finally meet relatives. The family’s search leads to Tomsk, Siberia ....
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