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WNMF Special Event: Remember Siberia

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 at 12:30 PM

Winnipeg Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Join Dzintra Geka, director, Pēteris Vasks, composer, and Daniel Raiskin, WSO Music Director, for a screening of the film Remember Siberia. The film will be introduced by director Dzintra Geka prior to the screening at 12:30 pm, followed by a panel discussion at 1:30 pm.

An emotional, figurative and historical study of the memories of people deported to Siberia as children on June 14, 1941. The film represents the sufferings of these victims in contrast to the beautiful landscapes of Siberia. On June 14, 2009, a film crew, a number of those who survived, along with their own children, went on a pilgrimage to Siberia to install memorial plaques in memory of all those deported between 1941 and 1949.

A panel discussion will follow the film at 1:30 pm about the necessity of remembrance and forgiveness, reminding and compassion with director Dzintra Geka, (born in Riga, studied in Saint-Petersburg and Moscow, and returned to Latvia in the ’80s who has directed 40 documentaries and produced 30 other documentaries) Pēteris Vasks and Daniel Raiskin.

Directed by Dzintra Geka
(2010, Russia, 54 min)

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Winnipeg Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

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