Last Friday, Yukon government policy analyst Ewa Dembek accompanied by filmmaker Lee Carruthers gave a powerful and riveting account of their journey last year as she realized a long-held goal - to retrace by bicycle  her mother's epic journey as a 10-year-old Polish refugee fleeing the Siberian Gulag work camps to freedom in Iran in World War II.
 
Her tale of how this epic journey began, literally with the story of a mushroom, was amazing. Their many experiences and all the people they met along the way, the many kindnesses they received and success during the six month, seven country and 8000 kilometre journey speak volumes of Ewa's determination to honour her mother's journey to freedom. 
 
They are currently speaking around the country to raise funds to complete a feature-length movie called, Freedom Spoke, as well as a documentary TV program.  
 
To learn more about her journey and to make a donation, you can visit her blog at Sybirak Cycle.