Life in the Mire (2008)

The story focuses on scientists’ efforts to research and protect unique marsh biotopes in Latvia.

Director: Kaspars Goba
Scriptwriter: Maija Medne

Cinematographers: Dāvis Drazdovskis, Kaspars Goba, Marģeris Eglītis, Agris Birzulis
Marshes are one of the many assets that make Latvia unique not only in Europe, but in the whole world. They cover 5 % of territory of our country and their development started more than 10 thousand years ago. Compared to industrialised Western Europe, Latvian marshes are very diverse, and many rare species of plants can be found here.

The film focuses on a story about scientists’ efforts to research and protect unique marsh biotopes in Cena Marsh near Riga, Stikli and Klani Marshes in Northern Kurzeme (western Latvia) and Veseta Marsh in southern Latvia.

The film was made in cooperation with Latvian Nature Fund within the framework of the EC LIFE-Nature programme project “Implementation of Mire Habitat Management Plan for Latvia” with financial support of Riga Forest Agency and Ventspils District Council.