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Folder: 10.V

Orders, certificates, and miscellany relating to conditions in Latvia during and after World War II

Film shelf

Film reels, 1953-1972

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"Rita," 16mm, 2 reels, 1957

Scope and Content Note

A black and white feature film directed by Ada Neretniece about a young girl named Rita who helps escaped and wounded war prisoners in German occupoied Latvia between 1943-1944 until they are liberated by the Red Army. Film is a propoganda film that documents the attitudes of the Communist regime during that period in Latvian history. Produced in 1957, the film is 1.5 hours long.

"Diena bez Vakara #4, Diena bez Vakara #2," 16mm, 2 reels, 1962

Scope and Content Note

The full length feature film directed by Maris Rudzitis in 1962 is a social drama set in early 1960s in Latvia, depicting a doctor's well-to-do family. The film is 1.5 hours long.

"Ta Pati Zeme," 16mm, 1970

Scope and Content Note

Commissioned by the Latvian SSR Ministry for Agriculture in 1970, The film depicts life on a dairy farm near Valmiera and shows close-ups of people at work and play. The film is 18 minutes long.

#203 Newsreels, Cultural newsreels from 1962


Hit Parade 1960, 930 feet, 16mm,


"Andrejs Upttis (1953) Kalnrre (1972), Kulturkronika (66)," 16mm, 2 reels,


"Salina Pavasart I (Rigs 1956) Kultin chronikes (1962) 2, 3, 4, Salina Pavasart II (Rigs 1956), Salina Pav #202," 16mm, 3 reels,


Song Festival - RIGA TV, 1150 feet, 16mm, 1965


"Fishing on the Baltic," 700 feet, 16mm, 1955


Two short films made by amateur film makers in Soviet Latvia, aprox. 900ft., Black/White, Magnetic sound, 900 feet, 16mm, 1971-1972


Unidentified reels, undated

Scope and Content Note

Among several of the unidentified films, the collection may possibly include 'Maija Svetki Riga 1960', a student film; 'Salna Pavasari', a full-length feature film depicting a tragic love story in 19th century Latvia, as well as other films and newsreels related to Latvia.