The film tells about the First Leningrad international film festival of documentary films "Message to man" held in January 1989. in the concert hall of the hotel "Leningrad". The film, shot during the festival, talks about his events, guests and participants. Also shown are the “kitchen” of the festival is the work of the staff and professional club of cinematographers - Procka, meeting and seeing off the guests, the memorial service in memory of the victims of the war, documentary films presented at the festival.
Types of Leningrad Kazan Cathedral, the city's streets, travel by car along Nevsky Prospect, artists sell their paintings on the street.
Floe floating on the Neva.
Meeting participants of the festival at the airport.
Relatives, fans greeted participants of the festival, the star of the ballet 60s, who left in 1970, the year in West N.Makarovu.
Fragments of a charity evening with N.Makarovoy.
Parents watching TV N.Makarovoy her film "Ballerina". N.Makarova walks around the town, put a candle in the church, said in the dressing room of his impressions about the film festival (sinhr.).
Participants of the festival in the queue for accreditation.
Costume Festival opening.
Posters of the festival on the streets.
Passers opine about documentary filmmaking (sinhr.).
Jury Chairman Erwin Leiser Swiss director rides the bus through the city streets, shares his impressions (sinhr.).
Director of Riga Ivar Seletskis takes on the outskirts of the city, talks about the parallel installation (sinhr.)
Footage from documentary films presented at the festival: "counterclaim" (A.Ruderman and Yu.
Hoschevatsky), "The Village" (Jonah Iorston), "House full of smoke" (A.Frankovich).
Professional Club filmmakers.
Viewers meet with film documentalists.
A.Nuykin publicist says the myth and truth in documentary film (sinhr.) A member of the "Memorial" from Leningrad E.Hodkevich talks about revolution, the Stalinist purges (sinhr.)
Director of Israel Horno Bendo filming scenes on the streets.
Participants of the festival at the solemn requiem memory of victims of war in the temple of the Leningrad Theological Academy.
Participants of the festival lay flowers at the memorial cemetery Peskarevskom.
Michal Leshchilovsky, who brought the festival film about Tarkovsky, answers journalists' questions at a press conference (sinhr.)
Director of U.S. Jeanette Petrie talks about his film "Mercy Heart" (sinhr.).
Directed by Alan Francovich removes grave Fyodor Dostoyevsky, the house where the writer lived, talking with citizens (sinhr.).
Director of Richard Leacock removes material for a film about the festival on the background of the "Aurora".
American filmmaker Leo Hurwitz expresses his point of view on "perestroika" (sinhr.).
Working moment the jury meeting.
Awarding prizes to filmmakers "counterclaim" (A.Ruderman and Yu.
Hoschevatsky), "Do not applaud, better money" (Karen Goodman), "Street Rod" (I.Seletskis), "The Village" (I.Iorston), Michal Leshchilovskomu for a film about Tarkovsky.