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Children of Karosta (2010)

Original title (in Latvian): "Karostas berni"

Students film Duration 28:00

This film examines social conditions surrounding community of Karosta ‐ a place that once used to be a Soviet military base, today has become a place for a constant struggle of survival.
“Children of Karosta” tells a story of Viktorija’s family, living in a former Soviet military base in Latvia – Karosta. The surrounding environment, its isolation and the national socio‐economic situation has put these people under the test of survival. After a loss of an apartment Viktorija and her eight children look for ways to escape the common destiny, surrounding Karosta community.

Director: Janis Jurkovskis

Keywords: religious services | school | child | custody of a child | Soviet legacy | raskustes olema  | unemployment | vaeslaps | poverty | studying | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Balti Filmi- ja Meediakooli meediaosakond
Film Category Students film, Documentary
Text / Dialogue Russian
Subtitles Russian, English
Duration 28:00, 28:00


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Producer Janis Jurkovskis | Elina Litvinova
Director Janis Jurkovskis
Screenwriter Janis Jurkovskis
Cinematographer Max Golomidov
Composer Robi Uppin
Sound Designer Tarvo Schmeimann
Editor Kaisa Pitsi

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm