A short film about a young, gay man's formative years in Russia, is garnering widespread attention, as well as Oscar buzz. Little Potato has won numerous awards, including the prize for Documentary Short Film at South by Southwest.

Filmmaker and Seattle-based artist Wes Hurley shared more about the film, which he co-directed with Nathan Miller. Wes also shared more about the journey he and his mother undertook, from post-Soviet Russia, to life in the US.

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