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

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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.

Prayer for a Home. Documentary. Latvia, 2015

Prayer for a Home shows how everyone needs shelter and a home — people in Latvia, Europe and the troubled regions of the world alike. The film relates the story of the excellent Latgale poet Anna Rancāne and her family — her daughter Terēze, grandson Daniel and Daniel's father Dara Muhammad Ali —  who are trying to stick together despite unfortunate circumstances. Even though Terēze and Anna are Catholic while Dara is a Muslim from Kurdistan, their love transcends religious, national and cultural prejudice. However due to things outside their control the family is not destined to be together, despite doing everything they can to stay close. 

Film studio 'DEVIŅI'
Director - Ināra Kolmane
Screenwriting - Nora Ikstena
Producer - Jānis Juhņēvičs

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