• The Strait Guys

    The Strait Guys



  • The Strait Guys

    The Strait Guys



  • The Strait Guys

    The Strait Guys



  • The Strait Guys

    The Strait Guys



  • The Strait Guys

    The Strait Guys



  • The Strait Guys

    The Strait Guys



  • The Strait Guys

    The Strait Guys



  • The Strait Guys

    The Strait Guys



The Strait Guys

a film by Rick Minnich

The Strait Guys

Germany, Canada , Finland | 2022 | 99:00 min

Content Categories

Documentary
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—with the promise to become the Panama Canal of the 21st century. As they struggle to keep their monumental vision alive in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, the Strait Guys leave us wondering: What is really preventing the US and Russia from being connected?

Since Russia's attack on Ukraine, the tunnel plan seems absurd. But the Strait Guys are more convinced than ever that their mega-project is exactly what the world needs to finally leave wars behind and create "peace, progress and prosperity" for all.




Festivals/Awards
2022
É Tudo Verdade / It's All True, São Paulo + Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
North x North Summit and Festival, Anchorage, Alaska
Doc Edge, New Zealand
LETsDOK
Cast and Crew
  • Director Rick Minnich
  • Director of Photography Lutz Reitemeier (Kameramann (bvk)), Sergey Amirdzhanov, Rick Minnich
  • Narrator Rick Minnich (Englisch), Eric Hansen (German)
  • Editor Matt Sweetwood
  • Sound Jonathan Skorupa, Sorin Apostel
  • Sound Design Oliver Stahn
  • Score Lukas Sweetwood
  • Animation Ronald Grüner
Original Languages

English

Russian

Production Company
HANFGARN & UFER Filmproduktion GbR
Apostel-Paulus-Str. 6a, 10823 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 84855000

Fax: +49 30 84855015

info@hu-film.de
http://www.hu-film.de
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