The creative idea of the short film is based on the possibility to translate the word "Baltic way" as "Baltic style". The film encourages us to evaluate how the Baltic Way works today - in politics, in everyday life, in relationships and elsewhere. The peaceful and purposeful human chain, created by the people of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania in a responsible and non-violent way, drew the world's attention to the situation in the Baltic States and solved the problem.

Act Baltic Way is a call for conscious action today, at a time when the concept of protest in the world is increasingly associated with aggression, pests, acts of terrorism or other negative manifestations of life or news.

An interesting detail - the short film is filmed on a 16mm film, thus creating a visual link to the 1989 video footage. The film was made thanks to the generosity of everyone involved, both the film crew and the more than 60 cast members who agreed to participate in the project in the name of idea rather than reward. Special thanks to the responsive people with reduced mobility who overcame the difficulty of coming to film and the students who donated their summer holidays ...

The film premieres on August 19th.

On August 23, 1989, approximately two million inhabitants of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia joined hands, uniting the Baltic capitals of Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius, to commemorate the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact signed on August 23, 1939 between Germany and the USSR and to strengthen each other on the common goal of regaining the independence of the Baltic States. We invite you to share video teasers from the Latvian Institute's social networks:

Facebook video: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=441422503119577