Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

HEADING HOME: THE TALE OF TEAM ISRAEL

Documentary | Israel, USA, Japan, South Korea (2017) | 92 minutes | English

SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 8:30 PM – ZINMAN HALL

Florida Premiere

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SYNOPSIS:

This stirring story of sports, patriotism and personal growth 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 eligible to play in the prestigious international tournament. Their line-up included several Jewish American Major League players – Jason Marquis, Ike Davis, Josh Zeid and Ryan Lavarnway – most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, and who never set foot in Israel. From Tel Aviv and Jerusalem where they are greeted as heroes, to Seoul where they must debunk their has-been, wannabe reputations, the team does much soul-searching, discovering the pride of representing Israel on the world stage.

DIRECTORS: SETH KRAMER, DANIEL A. MILLER, JEREMY NEWBERGER

POST FILM DISCUSSION: Facilliated by Wendy Honig, BRJFF Artistic Director. With baseball players Ty Kelly and Zach Borenstein, both members of Team Israel at the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

Sponsors: Wendy Honig, Lesley Rich, Bernice & Al Wenger