Turbulent Youth Video

Juris Podnieks: Is it Easy to be Young? (1986)
Description: The defendants in a trial for vandalism on a train taking young rock fans back to Riga after a concert show the pressures felt by young people as they sought to become adults in a rotting Soviet system.

Disaffected Youth (1984)
Description: Young rock fans on motorcycles ride around Moscow. One of the boys tells about the problems involved with fixing motorcycles and about how people treat rockers. A boy cleans his motorcycle; a man tries to stop a rider. Rovesnik no. 96.

What Next, Surgut? (1989)
Description: Signs of change in the Siberian oil city of Surgut, January 1989: two girls walk the street, a girl with a cigarette tries to stop a car, a girl puts on eye makeup, a passerby examines the work of artists on the street, a street crowd listens to a young singing group and an independent poet.

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