North x North Film – "The Strait Guys"
This event has ended. It was scheduled for 4/9/2022.
1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9
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. Free. Please use 7th Avenue entrance.
Documentary. 99 min. English and Russian with English subtitles
Directed by Rick Minnich
A program of the North x North Festival.
Image: Rick Minnich