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PVJFF: Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

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Basketball Hall of Fame

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Springfield, MA 01105

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A stirring story of sports, patriotism, and personal growth, this film charts the underdog journey of Israel’s national baseball team.

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A stirring story of sports, patriotism, and personal growth, Heading Home charts the underdog journey of Israel’s national baseball team competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. After years of defeat, Team Israel is finally ranked among the world’s best in 2017, eligible to compete in the prestigious international tournament. Their line-up included several Jewish American Major League players – Ike Davis, Josh Zeid, and ex-Braves catcher Ryan Lavarnway – most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, let alone having ever set foot in Israel. With their Mensch on the Bench mascot by their side, the team laughs, cries, and does much soul searching, discovering the pride of representing Israel on the world stage.

Co-sponsored by Betsey and Malcolm Freedman

DOCUMENTARY | 2018 | 87 MINUTES USA, ISRAEL, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA | ENGLISH DIRECTED BY SETH KRAMER, DANIEL A. MILLER, AND JEREMY NEWBERGER

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