Pursuit of Freedom – Movie Review
Director: George A Johnson
Writer: George A Johnson (Screenplay)
Writer: Lonnie Norris (Story)
- Jessica Koloian (Skydog)
- Stelio Savante (The Cleaning Lady)
- Robia Scott (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
- Sharonne Lanier (I Still Believe)
- Brayden Eaton (Dinosaur Cove)
Plot: The real-life story of a Ukrainian woman who was separated from her three children and sold into trafficking by Russian gangsters. Defying all odds, she survived to be reunited with her children.
Runtime: 1 Hour 35 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Pursuit of Freedom starts when a Ukrainian woman living in Krakoff sees her husband cause problems with the local mob boss. This sees her home invaded, with her getting her children Armen (Eaton), Siran (Kellogg) and Hovan (Kemuel) out before she is taken.
Years passed with Anna trapped in the sex trade until the owners dump her at a hospital. Meanwhile, her children have been forced to live in hiding. Anna has one wish, to be reunited with her children, but her health isn’t good and the paperwork between the countries causes problems. It is up to faith to see if they can be reunited.
Verdict on Pursuit of Freedom
Pursuit of Freedom is a faith-based drama that follows one woman’s journey through hell to get reunited with her children. The story focuses on the journey to recovery, rather than the horrors she goes through. It focuses on the people that will risk everything to make the reunion happen.
This is based on a true story, and it shows how the story look almost impossible until people worked together. With them going against what is expected from people in the world.
The performances in the movie are strong throughout the movie showing the pain the characters are forced to go through.
Final Thoughts – Pursuit of Freedom is a powerful faith-based drama.