Russian director Vitaly Mansky - who relocated to Riga himself after falling foul of the Russian culture ministry has announced that the ArtDoc Fest he founded will take place in Riga October 15-26.
"We will show films that are all-but impossible to screen in Russia," Mansky told LSM.
"We hope these are films that can be shown in Russia; the uncertainty is not so much due to politics but the vagaries of Russian legislation."
Mansky is only one of a growing number of Russian cultural and intellectual figures to seek freedom of expression in Latvia while retaining the ability to address a wide Russian-speaking audience.
Details of ArtDoc Fest can be found here.