The Ballad of Bering Strait

2hr 8min | 2003
THE BALLAD OF BERING STRAIT is a cinema-verite film following seven Russian teenagers who have come to America to become country music stars. Principle photography began in July 1999 when the bering strait band entered the United States and began recording their first album in Nashville. The film documents the band responding to the twists and turns of the recording industry, rehearsing for their tour, preparing for their debut concert at the Grand Ole Opry, charting the course for their career with their managers, and living every-day life on the farm where they reside in rural Tennessee.

The crew traveled with the band to their homes in Obninsk, Russia and to their music conservatories in Moscow, documenting how these two girls and five boys became so adept at playing American country music. The film culminates with the band's arrival on the U.S. stage at Wolf Trap National Park

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Topics: Teenagers, SXSW Film Festival, Going after a Dream, Country Music, Band
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Janet Crowley
Janet Crowley
January 21, 2014
A
Beautiful talented dedicated kids. The same old story, they are thrown off course by business deals in the recording industry. Young Academy trained Russians playing bluegrass was wonderful to behold. Especially enjoyed listening to the language...more foreign films like this, please.
Elizabeth Miller
Elizabeth Miller
January 6, 2014
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Joel House
Joel House
July 7, 2013
A
Not being big on documentaries, I have to say I was captured by this film and by these kids. I wish these very talented musicians all the best of success and all those who helped them bring their incredible music to America.