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Dream Land

Latvia (MIFF 2005, documentary)

Director: Laila Pakalnina

There are places we know nothing of, and might prefer don't exist at all. One of those places is the rubbish dump. Latvian filmmaker Laila Pakalnina turns the observational nature documentary around as the lives of insects, birds, reptiles and mammals are observed closely throughout a diurnal cycle on the dump.
D Laila Pakalnina P Uldis Cekulis WS Studio Hamburg Fernseh Alliant L No dialogue TD video/col/2004/35mins

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