Permanent exhibition ”Behind the Screen”

The exhibition “Behind the Screen” welcomes you to the other side of the screen – take a look into the filmmaking process, see what cameras are used to shoot films, what projectors they are screened on, how film technologies have changed over time, what professions are involved in making a film happen.

All this world is yours to explore through the prism of film history in Latvia. Just a couple of months after the very first film screening in the world film showings already were happening here, in the 1920s enterprising folks started making their own films, in the 1930s created their own sound recording equipment, and for several decades kept a structured film production system running, with several hundred professionals involved.

In “Behind the Screen” we offer a practical and historical view of how film evolved in Latvia, with focus on the process – the things we don’t notice when looking at the screen.