|Forest Brothers / Mežabrāļi – documentary film New York premiere screening – June 14, 2017
The Second World War is over. However, the partisans in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, soon forgotten by the world, were still fighting a hopeless battle for their freedom.
They attacked the Soviet occupying forces from out of the forests. That is why people called them the “Forest Brothers”.
Very few of those forest fighters who survived the long years in prison camps afterwards are themselves able to tell their story today.
This film follows four of them. It relates the course of their lives, a story which we in the West have misunderstood, misconstrued, distrusted, and even ignored.
View trailer here.
Directed by Peter Grimm and produced by Eckart Reichl.
In Latvian with English subtitles. Runtime 82 min.
When: Wednesday June 14, 2017, 7 pm
Where: Estonian House, 243, East 34th Street, New York, NY 10016 (34th and 2nd Ave)
Tickets: $12, at the door
The bar will be open for refreshments before and after the screening.
For more information about the film, please visit www.forestbrothersmovie.com