A Streetcar Named Help
Documentary, 2005, Betacam SP, colour, stereo, 34'
Once per hour, from midnight till early morning, a streetcar named Help services several routes for late night travellers in the city of Riga. This public transit vehicle turns into a stage where life dramas, hope and desperation are played on. It is a place where people who have no place to go find temporary shelter. This is a democratic space, which anyone ––lovers, workers, students, punks, the homeless as well as pensioners - can freely access simply by purchasing a minimal price ticket. The film is a poetically visualized portrait of a crosscut of society, its emotional impact heightened by the intensified atmosphere and rhythms of night.
Director
Gunars Bandens
Producer
Liana Boksa
Production Company
Idea Media
Premiere
March 2005
Supported by
National Film Centre of Latvia
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