SOVIET HIPPIES

NÕUKOGUDE LILLELAPSED

By Terje TOOMISTU

RESERVOIR DOCS - as SALES All rights, World except : Baltic countries, German-speaking countries/territories, France Finland and Sweden

Documentary - Completed 2017

Flowers and hair grow everywhere.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ESTONIA, GERMANY, FINLAND
    • Languages
    • ESTONIAN, RUSSIAN, ENGLISH, UKRANIAN
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Terje TOOMISTU
    • Producer(s)
    • Liis LEPIK
    • Synopsis
    • A wild flower power ride on the footprints of the Soviet hippie movement takes you into the psychedelic underground of the 1970’s. Thrilled by rock music, inspired by the cult of peace and love, the young long haired drop-outs craved for freedom and created their own System in the Soviet Union despite the strict regime.
      Years later, a group of eccentric hippies from Estonia takes a road trip to Moscow where people still gather annually on the 1st of June for celebrations related to the tragic event of 1971, when thousands of hippies were arrested by the KGB.