Vol. 10 (2017): Culture Crossroads
This is the first special edition of "Culture Crossroads" dedicated entirely to cinema. The articles been inspired by reports presented at two international academic conferences held in Riga in 2016 organised by two institutions functioning under auspices of Latvian Academy of Culture: Riga Film Museum and Scientific Research Centre. The aim of the conference "Baltic Sea Region Documentary Cinema: Social and Aesthetic Phenomena" was to examine the documentary film of the Baltic Sea Countries, to study the main trends and authors, looking at specific narrative and formal manifestations of the films. While the conference "Film Director Jānis Streičs: His Films and the Signs of the Time" was devoted to the classic of Latvian film Jānis Streičs, marking the director’s 80th birthday.