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The Strait Guys

Produced by Gunter Hanfgarn
London to New York by rail. Sound impossible? Not with the Intercontinental Railway!

Videos

Official Trailer

Overview

Genre
Human Interest, Contemporary Issues, Foreign Worlds, Politics, and Minorities
Synopsis

A 76-year old engineer is on a mission: to connect the United States and Russia with a 100-kilometer long train tunnel beneath the Bering Strait.

THE STRAIT GUYS follows Czech-born mining engineer, George, and his fast-talking protégé, Scott, along the proposed route of the InterContinental Railway through Alaska, to the Bering Strait and onward to Russia.

The “Strait Guys” endeavor to convince international governments, corporations, and indigenous tribes to green-light their $100 billion railway project, which would provide ground-based infrastructure across the continents, relieve overcrowded Pacific ports, improve global supply chains, and ease tensions between the superpowers.

The US and Russia have been successfully collaborating in space for decades. Now the Strait Guys are out to prove it is also possible down here on earth.

Stage
finished
Running time
99 minutes

Credits

  • Rick Minnich ... Writer, Director, Additional Camera, Drone Pilot
  • Matt Sweetwood ... Editor, Co-Writer
  • Sergey Amirdzhanov ... Director of Photography (Russia)
  • Lutz Reitemeier ... Director of Photography (USA)
  • Lukas Sweetwood ... Composer
  • Jonathan Skorupa ... Sound Recordist (USA)
  • Sorin Apostel ... Sound Recordist (Russia)
  • Gunter Hanfgarn ... Producer
  • Rouven Rech ... Co-Producer
  • Teresa Renn ... Co-Producer
  • Holm Taddiken ... Co-Producer
  • Ronald Gruener ... Motion Graphics
  • Oliver Stahn ... Sound design and mix
  • Kay Dombrowsky ... Colorist

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Hanfgarn + Ufer
Country
Germany
Years of Production
2010-2022
Locations
USA, Russian Federation
Prod. Partners
CineImpuls Leipzig, Torero Film

Distribution Details

Release year
2021
Festivals
It's All True, Doc Edge, North x North
Broadcast (Prod.)
MDR, YLE, Knowledge Network
Language
English, Russian
Subtitles
English, German

Photos

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