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Soviet Man

Teletilts

In January 1991 the Central Television of the USSR in Moscow brought together youngsters from the fifteen Soviet Republics to ask if they want to live in their own national states or remain in the united one. Some of the young people had enough courage to honestly express their will for collapse of "the awful USSR". After more than 25 years the same young people encounter a situation where the breakup of the USSR is called "the greatest geopolitical tragedy of the 20th century" and Russia expands its territory again. 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a new Cold War has started.

The film maps the different lives of the participants and their countries, searching for answers about how far have they got from the Soviet Union and identify the Soviet around them and also within. What really is this phenomenon of "Soviet Man" or "Homo Sovieticus"? How to recognize it and how get rid of it? And why? If "the awful state" is allowed to make a comeback, aided by the masterfully manipulated Soviet Man in our heads, with it comes silenced opposition, censored press, amplified lies and weapon-rattling.

We aim to provoke discussion and to capture a testimony of this era.
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