[Brooklyn, New York] : [Distributed by] Icarus Films, 
Video — 1 streaming video file (55 min.) : digital, sound, black and white
A story about two very different men: one of them, Nikolai Vavilov, was a botanical genius who travelled the world, accumulating a vast wealth of biodiversity. The other, Trofim Lyssenko, was a talented agronomist who claimed he was able to increase crop-yields through his pseudo inventions. In the burgeoning Soviet Union of the 1920s, prey to famine, they would each attempt, in their own way, to solve the problem which haunted the communist authorities: how to feed the people. The genius would die of hunger in a Stalinist prison, the charlatan ended up as president of the academy of sciences.
Video — 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 125 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound Sound: digital. Digital: video file; MPEG-4; Flash.
Moscow 1955. Stalin has been dead two years, but not even Khrushchev's thaw can prevent Komsomol shock troops from hounding hipsters (stilyagi), fans of American jazz, culture and fashion. The student Mels, a Komsomol member, meets Polya, a hipster, while conducting a raid on a hipster hangout. Mels falls in love with Polya while his Communist comrade harbors romantic feelings for him. Mels ingratiates himself into Polya's group of hipsters who meet up on "Broadway" (Gorky/Tverskaya Street), and begins adopting their extreme fashion and lifestyle. Soon, Mels is a hit on the dance floor and starts learning to play the saxophone. He is expelled from college, changes his name to Mel and has the beautiful Polya for a girlfriend. Polya becomes pregnant and the couple's hipster lifestyle is threatened as members of their scene start abandoning their wild ways. With delightful retro-musical scenes and cinematography parodying the style of Soviet realism, Hipsters is a lush rebel-with-a-cause romance full of intricately choreographed toe-tapping numbers, and plenty of satirical social commentary.
Video — 1 streaming video file (39 min.) : digital, sd., col. with b&w sequences
Part 1. The city of dreams
2. The city of tears
3. The city of hope.
Three stories about Russia, situated in three different cities. Komsomolsk-on-Amur in the country's far east, the city of dreams; the metropolis Moscow, the city of sorrow; and the Siberian Khanty-Mansiysk, the city of hope. Respectively speaking, these cities are symbols of the country's past, present and future. The elderly pioneers who cheerfully built the warplane factory in Komsomolsk-on-Amur in the 1930s reflect on an eventful history. The assassination of journalist and human rights activist Anna Politkovskaya in Moscow indicates the deplorable state of the freedom of speech in today's Russia. The Siberian oil town of Khanty-Mansiysk boasts a new biathlon stadium, the highest birth rate in the country and a low crime rate; here, the hope for a better future pervades.