A documentary film by Dzintra Geka
Toward the end of World War II, when it became clear that Latvia would be occupied by the Soviet Army again, some 150,000 people fled to Germany. Latvians, who were known as “deepees” (for “displaced persons”) or as Little Birds of God, tried to establish “Little Latvia” at displaced persons camps for themselves as refugees.
In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Latvian families from the camps in Germany travelled overseas, some to Canada. When Latvia regained its independence, some of the émigrés returned home, but most remain scattered throughout the world. This film speaks to the destinies of families that travelled to Germany in 1944.
Run time – 90 minutes.
The director will be present for a Q&A following the film.