A Car, A Cause, and th

"An old Chrysler Valiant “Slant Six” is the star of this plucky documentary ... the film highlights the impact of civil disobedience and collective organizing to instigate change." – Sheila Regan, Minnpost

"It's a good story that reveals much about the subtler ways that immigrants and refugees move around the world and the almost impossible struggle to maintain identity in the face of

overwhelming odds, especially for the kids of those people."

– Don Wildman

 
Valiant! Trailer
Mara Pelecis

Valiant! Trailer

Juris resurrects his '71 Chrysler Valiant, painted with Nyet-Nyet-Soviet slogans and driven to Soviet Embassies from Washington DC to Ottawa.

The “demonstration car” provided needed PR for a country few could find on a map. Meeting Latvian-American organizers today, Valiant! reveals unorthodox strategies behind their newsworthy protests.

DIRECTOR

MARA PELECIS

EDITOR

DITA GRUZE

SOUND ENGINEER

REID KRUGER

PRODUCER

MARIANNA AULICIEMA

CINEMATOGRAPHER

MARA PELECIS

DESIGN

JOE JOHNSON

MUSIC BY

AKACIS | LEMBASTS
CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN

DESIGN AND GRAPHICS

JEREMY SMEDES
CORY MCLEOD