Born in Latvia
Present and the past are firmly intertwined with each other. We hear the echo of the history all the time. And the bigger events are in the past, the longer they influence the present.
The second world war and the subsequent occupation divides Latvian society into two different camps. Parents and children have different nationalities and speak different languages. Husbands and wives have different religions and celebrate different national days.
We were amazed by the paradoxical rift in Latvian society during the two weeks we spent preparing the ‘Born in Latvia’ project. We found four people from across the country and, as it turned out, all of them have a great drama in their lives: dramas of national identity, of loosing home and family.