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, television host
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.