Inta Ruka is one of Europe’s most noteworthy documentary photographers. For thirty years she has taken hauntingly beautiful portraits of the faces of Latvia. In this documentary, Swedish filmmaker Maud Nycander portrays her friend and colleague who, despite her renown, still works as a cleaner at the Swedish embassy in Riga. The documentary also depicts a country in the throes of dramatic change.
Sponsors: Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies