THE BALLAD OF THE 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 band, Bering Strait, 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.
"The Ballad of Bering Strait" is a two and a half year epic that follows Bering Strait's amazing cultural fusion-coming of age journey in America.
At 28, Yariv Mozer is suddenly drafted as a soldier in the Second Lebanese War between Lebanon and Israel. Instinctively, he grabs his video camera and threads a shoelace through the handle, securing it around his neck and next to his rifle. As the days drag by, he begins to realize how unplanned the war is and how each of the those who serve and survive pay a price. This is his personal earthquake and the nation of Israel's as a whole.
A film about the international community of people fascinated with World War II, who fulfill their ambitions in computer games. They take the role of pilots of flying machines during WWII and participate in air battles in real time. Some of them treat it as a hobby, but for many of them the game has become their life. Has a new human species been born - Homo Virtualis?