To escape from Russia, she becomes a mail order bride. America is just what she expects for her and her son, but what happens at home is very very unexpected.
A short documentary by Wes Hurley and Nathan M. Miller
The Story of Wes’s escape from Russia, is also the story of his mother who was brave enough to be different and against culture and upbringing flee violent husbands, oppressive employment, and barbaric views for a new life; even if that meant being a mail bride.
This is an autobiographical short movie chronicling a remarkable, almost unbelievable journey. It shows an authenticity and reality that one can be tempted to believe is fiction, and that’s why it attracted A Lady’s Voice Network’s curating team; some stories are just too fascinating to ignored.
Yes, hearing of oppression one might think this is one more dark tale of a woman’s journey but it is surprisingly full of positivity and hope. By the end of the film, you find yourself smiling and imagining sitting across from the subjects sharing a cup of tea and hearing more amazing tales.
The budget of this short film was $2,000, a testament that beautiful stories can be told irrespective of budget. We spoke to the director, Wes Hurley who told us the feature film of the same subject is ready and going through film festivals. We wish him the best.