Was born in Riga on December 29, 1949.

Andris Slapins died tragically on January 21, 1991. While filming a follow-up to "Homeland" by Juris Podnieks, the crew came under sniper fire during a Soviet coup in Riga. Andris and his crew-mate Gvido Zvaigzne got killed.
In 1976 graduated from the Cameramen Department at the celebrated Soviet film school VGIK. Since 1971 worked as a cameraman and since 1983 as a director at the Riga Film Studios.

Andris Slapins
Andris Slapiņš
director, director of photography

Filmpgraphy:

1990 "Homeland", cameraman, documentary, dir. Juris Podnieks
1989 "Letters from Latvia", director, documentary
1988 "The Field of Hopes", director and cameraman, documentary
1987 "Chukotka. The Shore of Memories", director and cameraman, documentary
1987 "The Gods and Goddesses of the Mans People", director and cameraman, documentary
1986 "The Evening Song", director and cameraman, documentary
1985 "The Horseshoe of Happiness", cameraman, documentary, dir. H.Franks
1984 "The Art of Shamans", director and cameraman, documentary
1984 "Krisjanis Barons", director and cameraman, documentary
1983 "The Time of Dreams", director and cameraman, documentary
1983 "The Latvian Folklore", director and cameraman, documentary
1982 "The Constellation of Riflemen", cameraman, documentary, dir.J.Podnieks
1980 "Dedication", director and cameraman, documentary
1980 "Diagnosis", cameraman, documentary, dir. I.Brils
1979 "The Night Before the Song", director and cameraman, documentary
1978 "Hallo and Good-bye, Pals", director, documentary
1978 "Riga", cameraman, documentary, dir. I.Brils
1976 "With the Legend", cameraman, documentary Dir. B.Veldre
1971-1976 working as a cameraman for different newsreels

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