Documentary film 75′, co-production, 2017
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The hippie movement that captivated hundreds of thousands of young people in the West had a profound impact on the other side of the Iron Curtain. Within the Soviet system, a colorful crowd of artists, musicians, freaks, vagabonds and other long-haired drop-outs created their own system, which connected those who believed in peace, love, and freedom for their bodies and souls.
More than 40 years later, a group of eccentric hippies from Estonia take a road trip to Moscow where the hippies still gather annually on the 1st of June for celebration that is related to the tragic event in 1971, when thousands of Soviet hippies were arrested by the KGB.
The journey through time and dimensions goes deep into the psychedelic underground world in which these people strived for freedom.
The homepage of the Soviet Hippies-project: www.soviethippies.com
Director & Script Terje Toomistu
Cinematography Taavi Arus
Editing Martin Männik
Sound Design Seppo Vanhatalo
Producer Liis Lepik / Kultusfilm
Sarita Sharma / Kinomaton
Sami Jahnukainen / Mouka Filmi
Viron Elokuvainstituutti / Kaarel Kuurmaa
Avek / Outi Rousu
In Collaboration with
MDR – Arte / Martin Hübner
Yle Documentaries / Erkko Lyytinen