After the restoration of the independence of Latvia my family reconnected with family member James who left Latvia before the war. He became a grandfather figure to me.
James left his comfortable life in California with his girlfriend Diana and bought a barge that they moored in Paris next to the Pont des Arts, trying to escape a routine life. While looking into his archive, I single out elements that trigger the vagabond in me, while also realising that the story is more complex. I wonder if love, family & freedom can coexist. Under the influence of James I start my own quest for freedom, and try to find out what happened to his beloved barge “Klaidonis” (traveling vagabond) - his symbol of freedom. I look into the story of the current owner of the barge - Doris. Even though the barge has undergone a facelift and a name change, I see more and more similarities that the captains share.