About the Film

What's motivating the thousands of Russian women who sign up with agencies to meet and marry American men? From the gray skies of St. Petersburg to sunny California ranches, we see the financial and emotional pros and cons of exporting one's heart.

Five Russian women, four of them single mothers, struggle for dignity as they endure male chauvinism, poverty, and culture shock, all while searching for love.

In the Name of Love grapples with the tremendous economic challenges and difficult decisions facing Russian women today.