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Soviet Hippies

Terje Toomistu, Estonia, Germany, Finland, 2017, 75`

In search of freedom and happiness under the thumb of the strict political regime a colorful crowd of artists, musicians, freaks, vagabonds and other long-haired drop-outs created their own System in the Soviet Union. Years later, a group of eccentric hippies take a road journey to Moscow where people still gather annually on the 1st of June to commemorate a tragic event in 1971, when thousands of hippies were arrested by the KGB.

Written and directed by Terje Toomistu
Sound Seppo Vanhatalo
Edited by Martin Männik
Cinematography Taavi Arus

08.05 / 16.00 / Yugoslav Film Archive - Uzun Mirkova / Q&A Terje Toomistu Juliane Furst