Plot 1. "On the brain drain". City Novosibirsk. Akademgorodok. Monument to Academician M.A. Lavrentyev. The head of the administration of the Soviet region A. Gordienko speaks about the departure of scientists and researchers from the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences to foreign countries (synchronously). Auditorium of Novosibirsk State University. Working meeting of directors of research institutes and university teachers with graduate students and students. The head of the research part of the university A. Kocheev works in the laboratory, gives interviews (synchronously). Chronicle footage: views of Novosibirsk and its environs (filmed from a helicopter), children and parents in the courtyard of the school on September 1. Plot 2. "Surprising, but true." City Novosibirsk. The old building of the secondary school No. 94. Construction of a new building. A solemn meeting dedicated to the opening of the new school, September 1. Mayor of Novosibirsk V. Gorodetsky is speaking. First graders read poetry (synchronously). Schoolchildren in the classroom. Plot 3. "Mirror for the people". City Novosibirsk. International Film Festival "Meetings in Siberia". The audience at the entrance to the Cinema Planet Center. Festival participants at a meeting with spectators. The President of the Film Festival E. Davletshina is speaking (synchronously). Director from Poland V. Zhalakyaviychute gives interviews (synchronously). Closing of the festival. Presentation of prizes. The prizes are presented by the Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of Russia L. Drachevsky.