Underground Economy Video

Eldar Riazanov: The Garage (1979)
Description: Museum workers who have joined in a cooperative to build a garage discover in this scene that several of their members will have to be dropped, as various officials have made membership a condition of granting permission. All the hypocrisy of Soviet socialism is quietly revealed as passions ebb and flow.

Leisure Time and its Danger (1981)
Description: This film contrasts the healthy and unhealthy leisure activities of Soviet youth, and castigates the growing materialism of young people.

Leisure Time and Fashion (1981)
Description: Young women’s growing fascination with fashion, and the leisure time to purse the interest, is coupled with a need to preserve good Soviet mores in this documentary.

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