Soviet Hippies

Soviet Hippies

75 minutes

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
Editing by Martin Männik
Sound by Seppo Vanhatalo
Cinematography Taavi Arus

Festivals: Helsinki IFF Love & Anarchy 2017, Mostra de Sao Paulo International Film Festival 2017, DOK Leipzig 2017, EstDocs Film Festival – Winner of the Jury’s Grand Prix 2017, Trieste FF – SKY Arte Award, Göteborg Film Festival, Santa Barbara IFF, CPH:Dox, CineDoc Tbilisi IDFF, Beldocs, Transilvania Film Fest, Krakow Film Festival.