Clinton in Latvia
Latvia Chronicle No 13
B/W documentary film 1995
35 mm, 13 min.

Riga
Documentary Film
Studio

Script
Karlis Streips
Romualds Pipars
Director
Romualds Pipars
Camera
Romualds Pipars
Olegs Kotovics
Janis Eglitis

Uldis Jancis
Sound
Aivars Riekstins
Editing
Maija Selecka
Producer
Baiba Urbane
Production Company
RigaDocumentary Film Studio
Distributor
Gilde film studio
Amatu iela 5, LV 1941, Riga, Latvia
Tel./Fax: +371 7210022, Mobile: +371 9508441
e-mail:
latfilma@erseta.lv pipars@mailbox.riga.lv
homepage:
www.gilde.lv
Premiere
1995
Riga has dressed to its best. All of a sudden we see asphalt on the streets where not a long time ago it was not possible to drive. Excitement in the state institutions. On the roofs we see strange people with guns. There is an awkward fence around the monument to Freedom. In the dirty channel of the city of Riga we see underwater divers. Specially trained dogs sniff every corner of the city. What is a reason for this excitement? And then in the airport of Riga a huge airplane lands. An airplane that can carry only one person in the world i.e. the president of the United States William Jefferson Clinton. It was a remarkable event due to what world’s attention was turned towards a small country in the north somewhere between Russia and Sweden. How have we deserved such an honor? This film is not a chronicle of an official state visit but a completely unexpected and non-traditional view of this solemn event.
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Design and sequence © Gilde film studio, 1998
Script: Romualds Pipars
Director: Romualds Pipars
Assistant of director: Kristians Luhaers
Director of photography: Romualds Pipars, Olegs Kotovics, Uldis Jancis, Janis Eglitis
Sound: Aivars Riekstins
Executive producer: Baiba Urbane

Production company: Riga Documentary Filma Studio