Soviet Hippies

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Soviet Hippies (Neuvostohipit)

Directed by Terje Toomistu

  • Estonia, Germany, Finland 2017; 85 min
  • Original version: Estonian, Russian, English, Ukrainian
  • Genre: Documentary
    • Skyarte Prize - Trieste FF


A wild flower power ride on the footprints of the Soviet hippie movement takes you into the psychedelic underground of 1970s. 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 take a road journey 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.



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