This documentary follows the journey of Ivo Briedis, a film director born in the Soviet Union, and journalist Rita Ruduša as they explore the phenomenon of Homo Sovieticus. The collapse of the USSR occurred over 30 years ago, and yet, the martial rhetoric and other trappings of the “strong men” of the totalitarian era are making a comeback. This documentary aims to delve into whether a totalitarian mindset still exists within countries that were previously a part of the Soviet Union and if those characteristics have developed as a direct result of living under Soviet rule.
The duo speaks with people who lived under the Soviet regime as well as members of the first post-Soviet generation to find answers. This insightful documentary falls under the category of Political and is a must-watch for those looking to understand if a totalitarian mindset can still exist in modern society.