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ReelEarth: Jevgeniya and Her Masks

Posted on 10/23/2018 12:00:00 AM in What We're Watching

A note from independent filmmaker David Conover on why he chose this film:

A fierce creative spirit can emerge late in life. Set in Latvia, this film by Pawel Nazaruk is a beautiful and quirky peek into the life of Jevgeniya, an 80-year-old late-blooming folklore artist and mask-maker. We meet her through a much younger gallerist named Viktoria, who travels out of Riga to visit Jevgeniya in a rural village, her home town. What follows is an endearing relationship between the two women. Jevgeniya makes a hot meal for Viktoria, and lets her sleep on her couch. Jevgeniya is playful and cunning, just as one might expect for a mask-maker. But at the same time, she is wise and nurturing. I give this one three thumbs up!

Produced by Pawel Nazaruk and Tomasz Adamski

About David Conover:

David Conover, a long-term partner of O.A.T. and Grand Circle, is an award-winning filmmaker and conservationist whose work has appeared on Discovery Channel, PBS, and National Geographic Explorer. He is the founder of Compass Light Productions and the nonprofit Conservation Media Group, and was recently the Coastal Studies Scholar at Bowdoin College. Learn more about David here.

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