About The Film

TO THE MOON AND BACK Geopolitical games deny children loving homes. Miles Harrison, an ordinary American from Virginia adopts a beautiful orphan boy from Russia. Meanwhile, Bill Browder, a billionaire investment banker seeks justice for his lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky who is killed after exposing corruption in the Russian government. The actions of both men cause the Russian Adoption Ban. On December 14, 2012 after President Obama passes the Magnitsky Act, President Putin quickly retaliates and passes The Russian Adoption Ban. To the Moon and Back explores the events leading up to The Russian Adoption Ban and its impact. Thousands of Russian orphans, many with disabilities, now have no hope of being adopted. Hundreds of U.S. parents are forced to betray their commitments to their children and are left in limbo, unable to realize their dream of becoming a family.

Filmmakers

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Susan Morgan Cooper

Director/Producer/Writer [Read Bio]
Quyen Tran

Quyen Tran

Cinematographer [Read Bio]
Tyler MacIntyre

Tyler MacIntyre

Editor [Read Bio]
 
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Kyle Eastwood

Composer [Read Bio]
Jessica Long

Jessica Long

Narrator [Read Bio]
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Matt McGuire

Composer [Read Bio]
 
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Russ Howard III

First Composer [Read Bio]

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Personal Stories

personal-1personal-2 On December 21, 2012, we experienced a tragedy that forever changed our lives and the lives of the children we were forced to leave behind. The Dima Yakovlev law intended to severe our ties to these children, however, our love knows no bounds. As the American parents of the children who remain in orphanages and institutions on this second Christmas apart, we share the following hopes and wishes for this day and every day forward. To our beloved children: It is every parent’s hope they will leave this world a better place for their children. Beyond our primary goal of ensuring you are cared for and loved, we wish so deeply for your life to be better, easier, and even more fulfilling than our own. The reality of being unable to provide you these opportunities, toinfluence your future and ensure your happiness, continues to be unimaginable. READ MORE...

Contact

Contact PR: Kim Dixon E-mail: kim@dominion3.com Phone: (310) 478-3393

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