Terje Toomistu, 85 min
Peace, love and communism. The overlooked history of the Soviet hippie movement unfolds in a colourful, heartfelt film.
The Soviet Union had a hippie movement of its own. But for the Soviet hippies, more than flower power and groovy vibes were are stake. Inspired by rock music and united by the dream of peace and love, they let their hair hang low and created their own psychedelic underground society on an uncompromosing ideal of freedom in the middle of an increasingly repressive system. Years later, a group of eccentric hippies from Estonia take a road journey to Moscow where today's youth rebels gather annually among the aging oldtimers on the 1st of June for celebrations related to the tragic event of 1971, when thousands of hippies were arrested by the KGB. Estonian filmmakers and anthropologist Terje Toomistu unfolds an overlooked history in a colourful, but heartfelt film about resistance and standing by your beliefs.