Latvian Code: Talkers - different sounds of Latvian

The Latvian language has three dialects and around 500 subdialects. Hear how three Latvian ways of speech sound like in the movie Runātāji (Talkers), the third film to be featured in the English-subtitled series of documentary films entitled Latvian Code that were selected in an annual contest held by Latvian Public Television (LTV). 

Online documentary: Deniss - the joke's on the teller

This is the latest installment of LSM's English-subtitled series of documentary films entitled Latvian Code and selected in a contest held by Latvian Public Television (LTV). This year’s second film to be featured is Armands Začs' Deniss that shows a moving story of a young stand up comedian making light of boredom and apathy through laughter.

Latvian Code: Let's Make It Pretty!

LSM announces the return of its English-subtitled series of documentary films entitled Latvian Code and selected in an annual contest held by Latvian Public Television (LTV). Latvian Code films reflect the extraordinary daily lives of ordinary Latvians. The first winner to be featured is Lāsma Ābele's film Let's Make It Pretty! (Latvian - Lai smuki!) focusing on people trying to make their surroundings more beautiful with things others might not find pretty at all.

Online documentary: «Detective Mārtiņš» - Lost & found

This is the last installment of LSM's English-subtitled series of documentary films entitled Latvian Code and selected in a contest held by Latvian Public Television (LTV). The last winner to be featured is Agnese Laizāne's film Detective Mārtiņš (Latvian - Detektīvs Mārtiņš) that shows a senior private investigator who has dedicated his life to helping people find someone they've lost.

Online documentary: «Murjāņi School» - how champions are born

This is the newest installment of LSM's English-subtitled series of documentary films entitled Latvian Code and selected in a contest held by Latvian Public Television (LTV). The sixth out of seven winners to be featured is Ivars Zviedris' and Inese Kļava's co-production Murjāņi School (Latvian - Murjāņu skola) that shows the Murjāņi sports school where future sports professionals are born. 

Online documentary: «Just a Child» - teens taking care of children

This is the newest installment of LSM's English-subtitled series of documentary films entitled Latvian Code and selected in a contest held by Latvian Public Television (LTV). This year’s fifth out of seven winners to be featured is Aiga Skrīvere's film Just a child (Latvian - Tikai bērns) that shows the moving story of two young women - aged 15 and 16 - who've become mothers at an early age with little to support them.

Online documentary: «Prayer for a Home» - the need for shelter

This is the newest installment of LSM's English-subtitled series of documentary films entitled Latvian Code and selected in a contest held by Latvian Public Television (LTV). This year’s fourth out of seven winners to be featured is Ināra Kolmane's film Prayer for a Home (Latvian - Lūgšana mājai) that shows a moving story of a family trying to stick together no matter what.

Online documentary: «Rīga Gentlemen» - a fast-moving crowd

This is the latest installment in the English-subtitled series of documentary films entitled Latvian Code and selected in a contest held by Latvian Public Television (LTV). This year’s third out of seven winners to be featured is Adriāna Roze's film Rīga Gentlemen (Latvian - Rīgas kungi) that shows the inner workings of a group of four cycle couriers in their natural habitat - the Latvian capital Rīga.

Online documentary: «Eagle Uģis» - birds of prey

LSM announces the return of its English-subtitled series of documentary films entitled Latvian Code and selected in a contest held by Latvian Public Television (LTV). This year’s second winner to be featured is Matīss Spaile's film Eagle Uģis (Latvian - Ērgļu Uģis), relating the thrills and thoughts brought about by contact with nature. 

Online documentary: «Think School» - children in charge

LSM announces the return of its English-subtitled series of documentary films entitled Latvian Code and selected in a contest held by Latvian Public Television (LTV). This year’s first winner to be featured is Krista Burāne's film of schoolchildren taking charge of things titled 'Think School'

Documentary dispels the mists of Kremlin influence

"The Kremlin's fog" (Kremļa miglā), a new documentary by LTV's acclaimed De Facto investigative team presents the ways in which the power of the Kremlin is used, and ideas expedient to it are spread - in the rest of the world in general and Latvia in particular. 

Online documentary: «The Finnish Guy in Lone» – a booming village

LSM marks the return of its Latvian Code - an English-subtitled series of documentary films selected in an annual contest held by Latvian Public Television (LTV). The last of the films to be featured online is Dzintars Dreibergs' depiction of the village of Lone, where a Finnish businessman has succeeded in helping the locals get to work with the proper good attitude.

Online documentary: «The Brief Day» – senior moments

LSM marks the return of its Latvian Code - an English-subtitled series of documentary films selected in an annual contest held by Latvian Public Television (LTV). The fifth in the crop of six films featured this year is Una Celma's view of life at a retirement home through the eyes of its elderly residents in the Latvian countryside titled The Brief Day.

Online documentary: «Candyfloss, Coatis and a Unicycle» – Life at the Riga Circus

LSM marks the return of its English-subtitled series of documentary films entitled Latvian Code and selected in an annual contest held by Latvian Public Television (LTV). The fourth film in the crop of six to be featured this year is Līga Gaisa's unique behind-the-scenes look at the lives of the people and animals of the time-worn, but still magical Riga Circus.

400 days that changed a life – documentary

This film tells the story of Australian-Latvian journalist Peter Greste, perhaps the most well-known reporter in the world at the moment. It relates how the Greste family left Latvia and how important Latvia is to them. We’ll visit with Peter after his release from jail in Egypt – first at a Sydney television show and then with the people and situations he encounters upon first going surfing on Bondi Beach in Brisbane.

Online documentary: «The Final Bell» – Last Day of School

The Final Bell tells of life in a rural school that is about to go out of existence. After the instruction is received from the local authority that Mežvidi Primary School must close, the pupils continue to study, express themselves creatively and have fun, but with a sense of the inevitable fate that is approaching.

Online documentary: «The Train Arrives at 20:14» – life on track

LSM marks the return of its English-subtitled series of documentary films entitled Latvian Code and selected in an annual contest held by Latvian Public Television (LTV). This time it’s Daina Zviedre’s lyrical rendition of a moment in a lifetime as symbolized by the story about a train.

Online documentary: The Guide

Latvians are said to be one of the more superstitious peoples in Europe. The Guide is one of the mythical characters they believe in that somehow leads us and determines where we go.

Online documentary: We're close by

37 years ago, when in then-Soviet Latvia oak trees were being felled by explosives, poet Imants Ziedonis gathered a group of like-minded people and set out to free the great old trees from the overgrowth.

Online documentary: «Headquarters Ipiķi»

Ipiķi is Latvia’s northernmost inhabited point right by the Estonian border. This film is a visual poem about the children and adults of Ipiķi, about how their life stories have been influenced by the place in which they live.

 

Online documentary: «Gauja» - then and now

In 1934 director Kristaps Linde and cameraman Eduards Kraucs shot one of the first Latvian documentary films “Gauja”, capturing Latvia from the source of the river at Lake Alauksts down to its delta into the Gulf of Riga.

Online documentary: «Mitrais» the park ranger

LSM announces its inaugural English-subtitled release of one of the five winners of Latvian Public Television’s (LTV) documentary film contest Latvian Code, “Mitrais (The Wet Guy)” by director Dainis Klava of VFS Films.