Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
In an unconvincing, politically slanted adventure nuanced with a slight sci-fi underpinning, a Soviet television journalist is hot on the trail of some strange mystery imbedded in a mountainous region of the U.S. The reporter picks up a trail guide and the two hike off into the high mountains in search of one particular site. They eventually find it -- a small village in which everyone seems sullen and withdrawn. In spite of their unusual attitudes, the villagers are also math whizzes, even the young kids. Searching a bit further, the journalist and the guide discover the explanation, but it will not be easy to get out of there and tell the rest of the world about it.