In the basis of the film there are seven days of agitation in August of 1991 when revenge seeking power of the Soviet Union were trying to return to power the old communistic regime by the coup d’état. Soviet militia special group’s - OMON drastic actions on the streets of Riga, again new victims, Latvian "saving" committees moves against fighters for the independence of Latvia, threats, automatic guns, that are turned in direction of unarmed peoples, doubts and uncertainty about what is going to happen in Russia and what kind of government will be issuing laws tomorrow. These and other significant events that were documented on the film by ten cameramen is an evidence against the agony of communistic regime and its full defeat. As an epilogue to the film we see the fall of the greatest idol of communism - deconstruction of Lenin monument in the very center of Riga
Seven Days in August Chronicle of events
Documentary, 35 mm, 27 min., 1992
Script
Director
Camera
Romualds Pipars
Olegs Kotovics
Janis Milbrets
Andris Seleckis
Janis Eglitis

Kristians Luhaers
Uldis Jancis
Sound
Editing
Producer
Noritis Kruzitis
Executive producer
Production Company
Distributor
Gilde film studio
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Premiere
1992
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