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"Bridges of Time" wins 2020 Baltic Assembly Prize in Arts

BC, Riga/Vilnius/Tallinn, 02.10.2020.Print version
he Baltic Assembly (BA) Prize in Arts for 2020 has been awarded to a meditative documentary essay titled "Bridges of Time" by Kristine Briede and Audrius Stonys, co-produced by Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian studios, which portrays the less-remembered generations of cinema poets of the Baltic New Wave, informs LETA/BNS.

The president of the Baltic Assembly and the head of the Estonian delegation to the Baltic Assembly, Aadu Must, said that awarding of the Baltic Assembly Prizes each year provides an excellent opportunity to assess and promote the best achievements in literature, the arts and science in the three Baltic countries.

"The documentary 'Bridges of Time' is the best example of the close and extremely fruitful cooperation of the three countries," Must said according to spokespeople for the Estonian parliament.

The Baltic Assembly Prize in Literature was awarded to Lithuanian novelist, poet and essayist Birute Jonuskaite for her novel cycle "Maranta" and "Maestro."

The Baltic Assembly Prize in Science was awarded to Roberts Eglitis for his work cycle "Theoretical predictions of new materials for energy storage and harvesting."

The Baltic Assembly Prize consists of a monetary prize, a certificate and a statuette.

The members of the joint jury of the BA Prizes were outstanding specialists in the fields of literature, the arts and science from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

The prizes of the interparliamentary Baltic Assembly in literature, the arts and science have been awarded since 1994. The aim of the prizes is to promote outstanding achievements and to support the development of these fields in the Baltic states.

Creation of opportunities to learn about the achievements of neighboring countries, demonstrating the mutual interest of the countries in this region to uphold their national identity and self-esteem, and supporting outstanding achievements in literature, the arts and science strengthens the cooperation between the Baltic states and encourages people's interest in the intellectual values and languages of the Baltic nations.

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