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.

The Brief Day. Documentary, Latvia, 2014

Director:  Una Celma

Camera: Aleksandrs Grebņevs

An ordinary retirement home in a border area of Latvia, one of many such homes. Where do our parents, grandparents and relatives spend their old age? This is a generation that was in the prime of life during the time of the Soviet Union, when the promise was: work, give all you can, and we’ll take care of you in old age. Systems change, and the reality of today is different. How should people live now?

Together with the protagonists of the film, Vilnis, Imants, Alberts and Elizabete, we will touch their world, their dreams and hopes.

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