Anna Paquin Starts Shooting Film in Latvia

November 19, 2008 by  

Anna Paquin

Anna Paquin

The Baltic Course magazine (November 14, 2008) stated that Anna Paquin’s film entitled “Miss Irena’s Children” began shooting in Riga, Latvia on November 13, 2008. The Riga Old Town was selected among a competition of eight cities for its landscape to represent life during WWII.

Anna Paquin will play the lead role of Irena Sandler who is credited in saving thousands of Jewish children in WWII. Ms Sandler was nominated for the Nobel peace prize for her actions. She died early this year at the age of 98.

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Shooting of film \”Miss Irena\’s Children\” started in Riga