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Films By 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 ... Read more
In the late 1950s, at the height of the Cold War, the white, sandy beaches of Latvia were part of the Soviet Union's frontier—well guarded and well defended. Every night, Soviet tractors would comb Latvia's coast leaving fine grooves in the sand. Trespassers of any kind— spies ... Read more
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