Delta Zoo

Delta Zoo

Synopsis

In the 1990s, every boy around the world - even amidst cultural embargos - was glued to VHS karate action films and dreamt of being a superhero. The fight for Lithuanian independence in 1991 gave a selective group of young men the chance to do just that: be heroes, as members of a Special Forces Unit aimed at countering Soviet aggression. Most members were given an animal nickname, hence the unit was known as the Zoo. From parachute jumps and hand-to-hand combat training to securing the KGB building in Vilnius, at the beginning of the end of the USSR, this playful documentary tells the hidden story of the first-ever Lithuanian Special Forces: a courageous, impassioned, and youthful endeavor against the powers that once were.