Andris Slapins

Andris Slapins, 42, a filmmaker who made anthropological documentaries, was killed Jan. 20 in Latvia by pro-Soviet troops.

Slapins was filming the attack on the Latvian Interior Ministry in Riga when he was shot. At least four civilians died in the incident.

Slapins, a supporter of the Latvian independence movement, made films about Siberian Eskimos and other populations of the far north. Three of them were included in an exhibition called “Crossroads Of Continents: Cultures Of Siberia And Alaska,” being shown in Los Angeles.

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