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Šķērsiela (The Crossroad street)

Today I visited Šķērsiela. Šķērsiela (The Crossroad street) is just a small, typical Riga street in private housing suburb - it looks as provincial as such street can look. However, this street is famous. And it became famous when one of the leading Latvian film director Ivars Seleckis made a documentary film about this street in 1988 - the film was internationally recognized, awarded with "Felix" as European Documentary Film of the Year in European Film Awards 1990. "The Crossroad Street" even experienced it's sequel 10 years later - "New Times At Crossroad street". If you're interested to know more about these films and see a 3 minute fragment (with English subtitles) from the second film, visit these pages: and
Šķērsiela (The Crossroad street) Reviewed by Ikars Kublins on Friday, June 04, 2010 Rating: 5

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