DB Recommends: Mācītājs On Acid

DB Recommends: Mācītājs On Acid

Maarja Merivoo-Parro tells us why we should all be listening to some legendary Latvian-American punkContinue Reading →

Siberian Exile: Blood, War and a Granddaughter’s Reckoning

Siberian Exile: Blood, War and a Granddaughter’s Reckoning

Siberian Exile tells the story of the author's grandmother, Ona, deported to deepest Siberia during Lithuania's occupation by the Soviet UnionContinue Reading →

Faith and Pride in Hard Times: Igor Trepeshchenok’s Images of Latgale

Faith and Pride in Hard Times: Igor Trepeshchenok’s Images of Latgale

Igor Trepeshchenok is a Latvian photographer currently based in Hamburg, as well as the founder of Ost SEE magazine, which publicises photographers from the Baltic states. His previous works have…Continue Reading →

Fiction: Nora Ikstena – Soviet Milk

Fiction: Nora Ikstena – Soviet Milk

"I don’t remember 15 October 1969. There are people who swear they remember their birth. I don’t."Continue Reading →

Fiction: The Easiest – Rasa Aškinytė

Fiction: The Easiest – Rasa Aškinytė

"I know who I was in my previous lives (although I might have mixed up the order of events)..."Continue Reading →

Previews of Baltic Screen Week in London

Previews of Baltic Screen Week in London

This week in London, Baltic View is putting on a series of films from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Previews and trailers here.Continue Reading →

Photographic Notes on Latvia’s Capital – Ģirts Raģelis

Photographic Notes on Latvia’s Capital – Ģirts Raģelis

Ģirts Raģelis's project Pilsētas piezīmes [City Notes] gives a fascinating insight into the many contrasting sides of the largest city in the Baltic states.Continue Reading →

Lichen – Adam Cullen

Lichen – Adam Cullen

If I had a car/ if we had time/ I'd take you/ first to a ferry/ and then/ over sea/ island-bound...Continue Reading →

Film Focus: Together For Ever

Film Focus: Together For Ever

"Natural and believable performances transport you to modern Vilnius and allows you to experience how families cope in post-modern society."Continue Reading →

For Those Forgotten by History: The Sun Sets in the East

For Those Forgotten by History: The Sun Sets in the East

Alexander Belinski and Agne Dovydaityte's feature-length documentary is based on a Lithuanian peasant’s diary from 1984Continue Reading →

Putting the Forgotten District of Lastādija Back on the Map of Riga

Putting the Forgotten District of Lastādija Back on the Map of Riga

Lastādija or Lastadie is the forgotten name of the neighbourhood bounded by the Central Market, the railway, Lāčplēša Street and the Daugava river.Continue Reading →

DB Recommends: Andrius Mamontovas

DB Recommends: Andrius Mamontovas

Imagine a musician singing about hope and freedom at a time when the Soviet system was crumblingContinue Reading →