A film-reflection on the responsibility of cultural figures for the future of the planet, for the fate of mankind. Speech by the Chilean singer and composer Victor Hara (synchronously). Meeting of writers in Moscow, among the speakers: K. Simonov, A. Voznesensky (synchronously). X International Film Festival in Moscow. Among those present at the festival: Semben Usman, S. Bondarchuk, B. Bertolucci, Kaneto Sindo, S. Gerasimov. Interview with the sculptor G. Iokubonis (synchronously). Memorial in Khatyn. Memorial complex in Buchenwald. A rally of fighters for peace in Paris. Interview with U. Saroyan, Ch. Aitmatov, American writer Gore Vidal (synchronously). Meeting of the participants of the Conference on Security in Europe (Helsinki). Meeting of Soviet and Bulgarian writers in Sofia. Interview E. A. Evtushenko (synchronously). The film uses footage from the chronicle for different years: the stay of R. Roland, B. Shaw, H. Wells, A. Barbusse in the USSR, the chronicle of the First World and Second World Wars, the famine in the Volga region in 1921, the stay of Rabindranath Tagore in the USSR, construction Dneproges, the first congress of writers of the USSR, the establishment of a fascist regime in Germany, a meeting at the front of the Great Patriotic War of M. A. Sholokhov and A. Fadeev with soldiers, an atomic explosion in Hiroshima, the war in Vietnam.