So here it comes, this is the final TV documentary I have been working on during the last couple of months. As I promised, I uploaded it on Vimeo (it is divided in two parts) so you can watch it any time you want.
However, I have protected it by password. So if you want to check it out, just post your email address in the comments and I will be sending the password to your inbox as soon as I can.
As a sort of intro for newcomers to the blog – and pitch as well – the text below;
Latvia regained its independence in August 1991 and the new elected government updated the country’s citizenship law one month later, creating a new status for the former USSR citizens.
Twenty years later, the country still has 325,000 inhabitants who hold an alien passport, what limits their democratic and social rights.
Non-citizens have been offered the possibility to acquire Latvian citizenship, but most of them just refuse it for different reasons.
Who is to blame for having such a special situation within a EU state member? Is it democratically fair for a state member to have such a large community of people whose rights are limited? Why do not non-citizens apply for the Latvian passport?
I analyze the whole situation in this documentary. Check it out!
Soviet legacy (Part One)
Soviet legacy (Part Two)