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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

Whatever happened to the monumental 19th century dream to connect the USA and Russia with a train tunnel beneath the Bering Strait? Ask the passionate team of Americans and Russians known as the “Strait Guys”, who have been fighting for decades to convince international governments, corporations, and indigenous tribes to green-light their $100 billion railway project which promises to become the Panama Canal of the 21st century. As they struggle to keep their “peace, progress, and prosperity” project alive, the Strait Guys leave us wondering: What is really preventing us from being connected?

Stage
in post-production
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
2010-2021
Locations
USA, Russian Federation, Czech Republic, Germany
Prod. Partners
CineImpuls Leipzig, Torero Film

Distribution Details

Release year
2021
Broadcast (Prod.)
MDR, YLE, Knowledge Network
Language
English, Russian
Subtitles
English, German

Photos

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