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The Strait Guys

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The Strait Guys

Release Date: June 02, 2022

Year    :   2022
Slogan    :   «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.»
Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   Hanfgarn & Ufer Filmproduktion, Cine-Impuls Leipzig, Torero Film, Ethnofund Film Company, MDR, YLE, Knowledge Network
Director    :   Rick Minnich
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Matt Sweetwood, Rick Minnich
RunTime    :   99 mins.

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.

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