A documentary film “Senators” from now on can be viewed in the history section of the website of the Supreme Court. The film is created as a tribute to the centenary of the Senate of Latvia.

With the premiere of the film, the Supreme Court launched the centenary year of the Senate of Latvia. In 2018 the film was viewed by dozens of Court guests and judges in regions of Latvia; the film was demonstrated at events of the judicial system and translated into English for foreign guests. The film was also viewed by townsman of senators in several municipalities.

The film "Senators" is a story about strong lawyers and versatile personalities who with their knowledge and work formed the state of Latvia and remained loyal to it even after losing independence, while dying in deportation and working for decades in exile for good of Latvia. This is a story about Latvia's history, justice and love. Senators loved their country, their work and their families.

But this is not just a story about history, but also about succession and present days. The work and traditions of the Senate of Latvia are continued by the Supreme Court, and the Chief Justice Ivars Bickovics says: “It is not a history which is simply put on the shelves”. Moreover, the first Chief Justice of the restored Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia, Gvido Zemribo, calls senators the Gold Fund of Latvia.

The film "Senators" is also a story about love. Senators loved their country, their work and their families, for whom the fate was harsh – the Soviet power destroyed them, split them, and forced them to leave Latvia. Nevertheless, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren continue the lives of senators, and the stories they tell are the emotional value of the film.

The film "Senators" was made by Skrunda television in cooperation with the Supreme Court.

See the film here (in Latvian with English subtitles)

 

 

Information prepared by

Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: +371 67020396, +371 28652211