On 23rd November 1970, an American Coast Guard boat meets a Soviet fishing vessel. As representatives of the two superpowers hold talks, something inconceivable happens: a Soviet sailor jumps across ten feet of icy water landing on the deck of the American boat where he requests political asylum. This is the beginning of the incredible journey of Simas Kudirka.

  • Directed, written and produced by Giedre Zickyte
  • Co-produced by Uldis Cekulis, Catherine Simeon & Daniel J. Chalfen
  • Executive Producers Jim Buttwerworth, Vesna Cudic, Maxime Owyszer
  • Director of Photography Rimvydas Leipus
  • Editors Thomas Ernst and Danielius Kokanauskis
  • Composer Giedrius Puskunigis