Watch Michael’s Journey: From Crime To New Life As A Pastor
Michael’s Journey is a fascinating documentary short film which showcases the true story of a man who found the courage and faith to change himself.
The film is both humbling and heartwarming: Michael reflects on his life, taking viewers from multiple arrests and the bleakness of a prison cell in the United States, to his new home in a vibrant, challenging city in East Africa, where he has devoted himself to helping others.
“Michael’s Journey” offers a glimpse of the indomitability of the human spirit, a testament to our ability to transform ourselves and to do good in the world.
In making this film, director Vladimir Pcholkin developed a deep and abiding respect for Michael. “I thank him and his wife Tracy for their enthusiasm and openness.”
Vladimir Pcholkin was born in Moscow, Russia in 1957. His career as a freelance photographer began at the age of 19, when he started to shoot ballet. His stage shots and studio portraits of famous Bolshoi dancers and other theater and movie celebrities soon brought him acclaim.
His photos have appeared in international editions of Vogue, Elle, Time, Fortune, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and other magazines. After moving to the United States in 1993, Vladimir has also explored the digital frontier and film-making. “Michael’s Journey” is an example of such work.