Friday, April 19, 2019

Latvian films viewed on Egypt's national TV by 55 million people

Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in the Arab Republic of EgyptEMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA

In December 2018, February and April 2019 two more Latvian movies were broadcasted on Egypt’s national TV channel Channel Two. On 27 and 30 December last year the movie The Chimney (by Laila Pakalniņa) and on 4 February and 8 April this year the movie Dangerous Summer (by Aivars Grauba and Andrejs Ēķis) were aired on the mentioned TV channel. According to the Egyptian National Media Authority’s data the movie The Chimney was viewed by approximately 25 million and the movie Dangerous Summer was viewed by approximately 30 million viewers. Channel Two is also aired on satellite TV in other Middle East and North Africa’s countries.

In total four Latvian movies were broadcasted on Egyptian National TV channels. The first Latvian movie was Dream Team 1935, aired in November 2017, which was followed by Lake Sonata in December 2017. All movies’ broadcasting had been conducted in the framework of Latvia’s public diplomacy [JB emphasis] programme dedicated to the centenary’s anniversary of the statehood of the Republic of Latvia and supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia.

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