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Synopsis: 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. Their odyssey takes them from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem where they are greeted as heroes, to Seoul where they must debunk their has-been, wannabe reputations. 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.

AVAILABLE TO SILICON VALLEY ONLY
AVAILABLE FOR 48 HRS STARTING AUGUST 30th AT 4:00 PM

FAMILY MOVIE
In Memory of Burt Epstein

Sponsored by:
Pesia and Bruce Entin
The Wolff Family

Genre

Documentary

Language

English

Run Time

86 minutes

Directed by

Seth Kramer
Daniel A. Miller
Jeremy Newberger

Country of Origin

USA, Israel, Japan, and South Korea

Production Year

2018

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