Documentary examines the miracle of the Baltic Way

Thirty-one years on, the Baltic Way remains an extraordinary event, with current events in Belarus providing a timely reminder of the power of peaceful civil demonstration in the face of brutality and totalitarianism.

The Baltic Way is the subject of the latest episode in LTV's documentary series 'The Keys', provided with English-language subtitles. How did it come to pass that a human chain was formed all the way from Vilnius to Tallinn via Rīga? Find out in this 15 minute documentary.

According to LTV "The Keys" series tells of the most important or "key" events, personalities and turning points in the history of the Latvian state from 1918 to the present. The purpose is to reveal each selected event from an unusual point of view, as if "unlocking the door" to lesser known and therefore particularly intriguing facts. 

"Such an exploratory approach, bypassing the usual stereotypes of presenting history, will allow viewers to perceive what is known to others and to better understand what has happened in the context of today's experience," says LTV.

The show is made by VFS Films, a long-time partner of Latvian Television and it is hosted by Mārtiņš Ķibilds, a distinguished cultural journalist who sadly passed away late last year.

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