In 1970s, Hryhorii Porytskyi (Greg) was one of the central figures of the hippie movement in Lviv and a participant in the Holy Garden Republic, a nonconformist youth group, which used to gather in the centre of Lviv, in the abandoned garden of the Discalced Carmelites’ cloister. The free-spirited youth listened to Western rock music, created artworks, and organised several all-Union hippie sessions. Their activities were in fact regarded as dissident and supportive of anti-Soviet Western tendencies. These film tapes by Greg are dedicated to the company’s home parties, discussions, collective strolls etc.
Director: Hryhorii Porytskyi