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Interview with Dita Rietuma

Our coverage of the 2018 edition of the Habitat International Film Festival commences with our interview of Dita Rietuma, an acclaimed critic, academician, and now, a bureaucrat from Latvia. In 2014, she became director of the National Film Center. She has been a member of the jury of various international film festivals.The duration of her career has been for her, a search for the most effective mode by which to influence film culture in the country. She talks to Anuj Malhotra about the state of film culture in Latvia, the Latvian identity, the "powerlessness" of a film critic and other things.