Baltic Tribes (Baltu ciltis), dir. Lauris Ābele, Raitis Ābele, 90′, Latvia, 2018

A popular science documentary film – a historical reconstruction with dramatic elements tells about the 13th-century Baltic peoples who later formed the Latvian nation. The main character of the film, a merchant from Gotland named Lars, travels through the lands inhabited by the Curonians, Latgalians, Selonians, Semigallians, Prussians, Yatvings, Gallindians, Aukshtaitians and Zhemaitians, who at the time had reached their highest stage of development. Historical reconstructions and live action scenes, computer animation and a voice-over narrative by experts in the field provide an insight into the lives of the ancient people of the Baltic region, the last European heathens – what they did, what their beliefs were, and what made them strong.

Baltic Tribes

To be released May 2018

Scriptwriter Toms Ķencis
Cinematographer Mārcis Ābele
Production Designer Zanda Zeidaka
Original Music Kaspars Bārbals
Producers Dace Siatkovska, Kristele Pudāne, Thom Palmen

Production Company
Lāčplēša street 27-8, Rīga LV1011, Latvia
Tel: +371 29262777

Supported by
National Film Centre of Latvia