The film tells about the collapse of the world's colonial system and the struggle of the liberated countries with the former colonizers for political and economic independence.
World map in 1914 on the eve of the First World War, showing the colonial possessions of England, France, and Germany.
Newsreel of the first half of the 20th century: black porters carry loads on the road in one of the colonies.
The Negroes carry a white Englishman on a stretcher.
Sawing trees by black workers under the direction of a white overseer.
Exploitation of the indigenous population of the colonies.
Carrying loads manually.
Unloading bales of cotton on the pier.
Panorama of the pier with cargo, the work of black movers.
Paintings depicting episodes of uprisings against the colonialists.
The picture of V. Vereschagin's painting "the Repression of the Indian revolt".
Fragments of the x / film "October", the storming of the Winter Palace.
Photos of rallies and demonstrations in the colonies for independence.
Portrait of V. I. Lenin.
Photos of Mahatma Gandhi's speeches.
Newsreel of the 1920s and 1930s: popular demonstrations in India against the British colonialists, clashes with the police.
Batteries of Soviet rocket artillery fire at the enemy.
The storming of the Reichstag in May 1945.
Red banner over the Reichstag.
Map of the world with the designation of countries that were freed from colonial oppression in the late 1940s.
Newsreel 1947: Jawaharlal Nehru raises the national flag of independent India.
Map of Africa with the designation of the countries that gained independence in the 1960s.
Newsreel of the 1960s: rallies and demonstrations in the capitals of former colonies that declared their independence.
Nehru speaks from the rostrum at the UN.
Panorama of a part of the UN Conference room.
Primitive production processes in the former colonies, the use of manual labor in production.
Plowing the land with a team of oxen and a single-plow plow.
Carrying out the sowing manually.
hand-picked tea in Ceylon, the faces of the pickers.
Panorama of rubber trees in Malaya.
Processing of harvested peanuts in Senegal.
Panorama of the cargo port, manual labor of movers.
Unemployed people in one of the African countries.
The daily life of the population in the slums.
Medical examination of a sick child.
Manual labor in the quarry.
View of a part of an industrial enterprise.
Black miners mine coal in the mine face.
The ebb of gold bars.
Search of a worker at the exit from the factory.
Production processes at one of the factories in the former colonies in Africa.
Black workers at the machine tools.
View of an oil field in one of the former colonies.
Drillers at work.
Transportation of oil barrels.
Unloading of cotton bales from the platform.
Loading bales on the ship.
Loading cargo on ships in one of the former colonial ports.
Participants of the international meeting before the meeting.
Military intervention in one of the liberated countries.
Fighting in Vietnam.
The burning man.
The atrocities of American soldiers against the civilian population of Vietnam.
Neru Dzhavaharlal -- Indian statesman and politician
Locations: Leningrad 
Seasons: Summer 
Warplanes take off.
Newsreel 1977: the delivery of guns to the Ethiopian militia during the Ethiopian-Somali War.
Types of patriotic rally in Ethiopia.
Indian refugees leave the war zone.
Fighting between India and Pakistan.
Military operations of the Israeli army in the Middle East.
Arrest of the Prime Minister of the Congo, P. Lumumba.
President of Chile S. Allende speaks from the podium at a rally in 1973.
Citizens of the People's Republic of the Congo welcome President M. Nguabi.
Nguabi walks on the pitch of the stadium before the rally.
Types of military base airfield on the territory of the former colony.
Residents of one of the countries during a picket at the entrance to a military base.
Street views of South African cities, representatives of the white minority lead dogs on leashes.
The life of the black population on the reservations.
Signs with the words "Only for whites" on the streets of cities in South Africa.
Panorama and views of a burning village in Namibia.
Types of rallies and demonstrations on the occasion of the declaration of independence of one of the former colonies, speeches of speakers.
Meeting of representatives of African countries on economic issues, speeches of the participants of the meeting.
Panorama of the oil refinery and industrial enterprises nationalized by the governments of the former colonies.
Production processes at enterprises.
A new tractor is coming off the assembly line.
A class at school.
The doctor examines the child.
Views of streets and buildings in one of the capitals of the liberated countries.
Transportation of goods on a hand cart.
A rickshaw carries a passenger.
Buildings of foreign banks.
Unemployed people sit and lie on the asphalt.
Citizens of one of the African countries go to the polls.
The voter drops the ballot into the ballot box.
Panorama of the rally.
Photo of Lenin during a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Comintern.
The text of Lenin's work "Theses on the national and colonial question".
Photos of Lenin speaking from the podium at the 2nd Congress of the Comintern.
Panorama of one of the capitals of the liberated countries, views of the residential quarter (top).
Production processes in the foundry.
Types of rallies and celebrations in the liberated countries.
Brezhnev's meeting with the leadership of one of the African socialist countries during a visit to Moscow.
Photographers and cameramen are shooting.
The faces of Brezhnev and foreign guests during the negotiations in the Kremlin.
The face of Gromyko A. A.
Brezhnev signs an international treaty with one of the countries.
Exchange of copies of the agreement.
Views and panorama of an industrial enterprise built by the Soviet Union in one of the developing socialist countries.
The dispatcher removes the data of the control devices.
Foreign students in the Russian language class in the language lab.
Foreign students from Asia and Africa during classes in Soviet higher educational institutions.
Foreign students study agricultural machinery.
Soviet doctors train local specialists, conducting medical examinations of adults and children in one of the countries of Africa.
Military parades in the capitals of the liberated African countries.
Tankers on parade.
View of the meeting room of the congress of the MPLA of the Labor Party in Luanda.
Faces of the congress delegates.
The participants of the congress applaud.
A representative of one of the revolutionary parties of the liberated countries speaks at a meeting of the 26th Congress of the CPSU.
Ku Chernenko, A Brezhnev, Suslov, F. Castro in the presidium of the congress.
View of the Congress meeting hall (top).
Speeches of the leaders of the revolutionary parties in their countries.
Patriotic demonstrations and demonstrations in the liberated countries, the faces of the participants of the demonstrations.
Brezhnev Leonid Iljich -- statesman and political figure Chernenko Konstantin Ustinovich -- statesman and political figure Suslov Mihail Andreevich -- statesman and political figure Kastro Rus Fidelj -- Cuban statesman and political figure Lumumba Patris Emeri -- the Congolese public and political figure Aljende Gossens Saljvador Giljermo -- Chilean statesman and political figure Nguabi Marian -- the Congolese military, state and political figure Gromiko Andrej Andreevich -- statesman and politician, diplomat
Locations: Leningrad  Angola  Ethiopia 
Seasons: Summer