The film is dedicated to the writer and film director V.M. Shukshin. The film presents the following filming: landscapes of Altai, views of the village of Srostki, the life of rural residents. Compatriots VM Shukshin talk about the family of Vasily Makarovich (synchronously). Winter, spring landscapes of the surroundings of the village of Srostki. Spring sowing on the farm. Celebrating Victory Day in the village. The rally at the monument to the fallen fellow villagers. Harvesting bread in the fields. Lunch of collective farmers in the field. Children's colony for juvenile offenders. The inmates of the colony are watching the play "And in the morning they woke up ..." (synchronously). Lunch at the colony. Relatives of V. M Shukshin: mother, brother and others talk about him (synchronously). Meetings in the children's colony with their parents (synchronously). Parents leave the colony. The film uses fragments of V. Shukshin's films: "Such a guy lives", "Your son and brother".