Sounds Like Latvia
Promotional video "Sounds Like Latvia" features what could become a memorable trademark for the city of Riga - talking Art Nouveau statues that introduce Latvia as a place for fun, business and excitement.
The fast-paced 5-minute video was produced by "Style masters studio" and presented to the Latvian media and diplomatic corps by Foreign Minister Artis Pabriks during a special preview presentation at the Berg Hotel on October 23rd. The musical video will be publicly available for viewing and down-loading on the LI web-site on October 27, 2006.
The video was created for use by government governmental institutions, state agencies, embassies and nongovernmental organizations in conjunction with conferences, exhibits and other international events. Directed by Ivo Kalpenieks, the video expands on Latvia's tourism slogan "The Land that Sings" by conveying the sights and sounds of Latvian nature, business and tourism. Riga's familiar Jugenstil architecture comes to life as the distinctive stone faces introduce each segment of the video.
Script writers - Ivo Kalpenieks and Ēriks Božis, director - Ivo Kalpenieks, music by: Ğirts Bišs, cameramen - Andris Priedītis and Uldis Jancis, administrator - Laima Freimane.