A guitar, a camera and one of histories greatest thresholds - this is the story of discovering creative rebirth through one of the world’s great journeys: the Trans Siberian Express.
Arriving in St Petersburg with 15,000 miles before him, Jim Kroft thought over Alexander Blok’s words “Russia stares at you with hatred and with love”.
Before him lay the most misunderstood country on earth, a country seen primarily through the political annexation of the Crimea and Bob Mueller’s “Russia Investigation”
Jim felt that to grasp an understanding of the country that there were two imperatives. First, he had to cross it in winter, second it had to be done solo.
With a guitar and a camera he thus set out with the hope of discovering the true heart of Russia; its people, its culture, and its longings.
Along the way something magical would happen.
Unknown in the country, the story of a Scottish musician playing every city across the Trans Siberian express captures Russia’s heart. As interest spreads through the Russia’s youth the journey would find the most unexpected apotheosis in its climax in Vladivostok.
This is a tale of how a young artist and a vast continent capture each others imagination, and through the unlikeliest of bonds, reflect something of their own spirits onto one another.
“The White Arrow” is a celebration of the DIY attitude, making documentary solo, and the belief that every boundary can be broken down with a curious heart (…and enough of Dmitry’s home made vodka)