Lake Lubans
Squaring the Circle

Original versions in Latvian and English

Kaspars Goba

Dainis Klava

Maris Maskalans

Valdis Muktupavels

Sound director
Anrijs Krenbergs

Dainis Klava
Raimonds Spakovskis

Uldis Cekulis

Vides Filmu Studija

Supported by
National Film Centre of Latvia

The Latvian Environmental
Protection Fund

YLE Finland

Documentary Betacam SX STEREO 26 min

This will be a story about man’s unsuccessful attempts to subordinate nature for his own economic interests.

Every Spring, the largest lake in Latvia, Lake Lubans and the surrounding lowlands are in flood. Large earthen banks and other hydro-technical constructions have been built around the lake. The central theme of the film is the battle between differing interests regarding the fluctuating water level in the lake - such as farmers, fishermen, electricity workers and biologists.

But maybe nature itself should be allowed to decide?

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