The film tells about the sociological and physiological aspects of human performance of various types of work in industry on the examples of the Ural Turbine-Engine Plant and the Volga Automobile Plant.
Internal views of the shop of a metalworking enterprise, machine tools, production processes.
Processing of large-sized parts, workers at machine tools.
Grinding the surface of the product.
A worker with a pneumatic hammer.
Surface treatment of products by rough grinding.
The adjuster of machine tools with software control at work.
The face of the adjuster.
Processing of a part on a lathe.
The adjuster at work.
The control lights on the machine control panel light up.
Entrance to the Volga Automobile Plant.
Assembly of cars on the factory conveyor, production processes.
Installation of components and assemblies of passenger cars.
Ready-made cars leave the shop.
Workers talk about the unattractiveness of mechanical work on the conveyor, about the need to get satisfaction from the results of work (synchronously).
Installation of wheels on the conveyor.
One of the workers talks about the uniqueness of the work on installing car windows, about the joy of working (synchronously).
Installation of windshields on the conveyor.
Workers talk about the lack of innovators on the assembly line, about the dependence of the speed of work on the existing professional skill, about the low level of wages at the factory, about the possibility of changing jobs to more interesting ones (synchronously).
Installation of locks on car doors.
The face of the worker.
Plant physiologist P. Magomedov talks about monotony in various fields of work and professions, ways to combat monotony in work (synchronously).
Magomedov walks through the shop along one of the conveyor lines.
Magomedov talks with the head of the police station.
Production processes on the factory conveyor.
Entrance to the Avtozavodsky district of Tolyatti.
Entrance to the Ural Turbo Engine Plant.
The process of installing a gas turbine.
Welder at work.
The faces of the workers.
Workers talk about the diversity in the work of the fitter-assembler, about the responsibility in the work, the desire to do their job well, about the storming at the end of the month, about the reluctance to change jobs, about the salary level, rationalization work in the team (synchronously).
Locations: Togliatti  Sverdlovsk 
A team of installers checks the order of the turbine assembly according to the drawing.
Chairman of the Board of Innovators of the plant turner V. Grebnev talks about the innovators of the plant, about the conditions necessary to be an innovator, about the development of innovative initiatives in a person, about the psychotype of the innovator (synchronously).
Transportation of a large-sized part using a crane-beam.
Professor A. G. Zdravomyslov speaks about the difference between sociological and cinematic research, about the dependence on the environment in which the survey is conducted, about what determines a person's attitude to work, about the attractiveness of more meaningful and creative work for workers, about the dependence of a person's creative potential on the nature of his activity, about the contradiction between the level of education of workers and the content of their work, about education as a potential for production (synchronously).
Working installer for the assembly of the turbine.
The face of the worker.
The cameraman behind the camera.
The faces of the installers assembling the turbine, the process of assembling the turbine.
VAZ workers speak of the lack of creative character in the conveyor work (synchronously).
Assembly of cars on the assembly line.
Internal view of a part of one of the workshops of the Volga Automobile Plant.
A new car is coming off the assembly line.
Sending finished cars by car carrier, car at the site of finished products.
Workers perform various operations on the conveyor.
Workers in the cinema hall.
Workers watch a film about industrial robots.
The work of industrial robots in production.
Zdravomyslov talks about the need to overcome heavy unskilled labor, replace living people in these areas with robots, and turn labor into a need for people (synchronously).
Production processes on the VAZA conveyor.
Installation of car engines.
Workers of the Ural turbo engine plant for the assembly of turbines, the faces of the workers.
Grebnev talks about the development of the innovative and rationalization movement at the plant, about creative work as a pleasure in life (synchronously).
People walk through the square (above).
People on the streets of the city.
Locations: Sverdlovsk  Togliatti