Latvian poets Rainis and Aspazija sent 2499 letters to each other written in Latvian, Russian and German. Their correspondence covers a chronologically long period of time (1887–1927) and reveal their role in the implementation of European ideas in Latvian society and in creation of the concept of Latvia’s independence. The correspondence of Rainis and Aspazija is included in the Latvian National Register of UNESCO Memory of the World programme.
Zlatko (Zlatan Čordič) is a well-known Slovenian hip-hop artist. He has released seven music albums and is one of the most followed celebrities on social media in Slovenia. In his songs, he talks about political and social issues and also highlights the importance of respecting yourself and others. Although the topics he covers in the songs are serious, the overall mood of his music is very positive. He is extremely popular among the young audience, thus he often gets invited to schools to talk to students.
Czech TV personality Marek Eben brings Latvian #mindpower to the big screen of Karlovy Vary film festival. Marek is a Czech actor, singer, composer, writer and TV host. He has studied music and drama in the Prague Conservatory. His long-term work in Czech Television includes the talk-show Na plovárně (At the swimming-pool), where he invites celebrities from all over the world. Highly valued is his gentle and intelligent humour. For ten years he has also been the main spokesperson of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
Irja Askola is the reigning Bishop of Helsinki. She is the first female Finnish Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland.
She has earned respect and gained popularity in Finland thanks to her fight for women’s rights, against social and racial inequalities and intolerance as well as support for same-sex couples.
In this episode Irja Askola and Aspazija (Eva Ikstena-Strapcāne) interpret aphorism written by Rainis on 2 April 1925.