Director: James Chressanthis
James Chressanthis, ASC is a director and cinematographer whose work has spanned the worlds of feature films, television movies, music videos, commercials and documentaries. Chressanthis is a three time Emmy® nominee, twice nominated for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie and in 2010 for Outstanding Arts and Cultural Programming. Chressanthis also contributed significant 1st unit camera work to the Oscar winning film Chicago. When he is not on film sets, Chressanthis works as a visual artist using photography, painting, mixed media and digital collage. He received Master of Fine Arts degrees from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and the American Film Institute, Los Angeles. He lives with his family in Topanga, California.
On 12 September 2010 an American combat veteran of Iraq, Stuart Wilf, joins with the Soldatveterans group in Vladivostok at theceremony commemorating the end of war in the Pacific. The ex-special forces soldiers are curious about the American stranger. Stuart does not know if he will be accepted and admits he knows very little about Russia. As the day unfolds it becomes clear that this would be a meaningful experience for all the men and their families attending.