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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 the outbreak of Russia’s military conflict with Ukraine, the answer seems obvious. Yet the Strait Guys are more convinced than ever that their mega project is exactly what the world needs to finally leave wars behind and build “peace, progress, and prosperity” for all.

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    99 minutes
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  • Director
    Rick Minnich