Documentary recalls the day President Clinton came to visit Latvia

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Latvian Television has prepared another in its series of short historical documentaries, complete with English-language subtitles.

This week the starting year is 1994 and the landmark visit to Latvia of United States President Bill Clinton, described as "a turning point for the Baltics" in their return to the fold of western democracies. The documentary recounts the minutiae of Clinton's visit as well as its long-lasting impact.

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.

Throughout the year, Latvian history will be told in 'mixed order' - events will not be sequenced year by year, but viewed in the exact month in which they occurred

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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