Interview with Ilze Kunga-Melgaile, director of the movie "My Freedom", interviewer Edvinas Pukšta
"Ilze Kunga-Melgaile is a Latvian director, who studied film at the St. Peterburg Institute of Cinema and has previously worked on short films such as “The Signs of Light” and “Spiral”. The film “My Freedom” is her first full-length feature. The story derives from that of a lesser-known figure of the Latvian independence movement, Ita Kozakevica, who in the film is portrayed as Alicija, a Polish-Latvian activist. Despite the hate and provocations that she receives, the protagonist can remain unbelievably optimistic. No matter the case, she prioritizes her values over everything else and is subsequently able to give a voice to the people who are in the process of losing it.
""It all started with a question for myself: would I be able to do something like this in the year 1988?""
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