U.S./Uganda, 2014, 73 min, Digital, Dir. Jay Shapiro, Live Action Documentary, Presented in English, Ages 8+
"This inspirational sports doc hits a home run." - Hollywood Reporter
It's easy to mistake theater seats for bleachers when following this incredible true story of a scrappy baseball team from Uganda as they take on the challenge of becoming the first African team in the Little League World Series. Armed with fierce determination and a deep love for the game, the team's resilience is strong, even as each victory seems to be met with a series of unanticipated setbacks. Life off of the field is just as challenging, and many of the young teammates take on very adult responsibilities. But under the spirited leadership of their coach George and with each other to lean on, the team embodies an infectious spirit that proves undefeatable. Cheering encouraged, and - sports fan or not - likely inevitable. Official Selection at the DOC NYC Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival. This film is suitable for ages 8+
Emmy nominated documentarian Rachelle Salnave will lead a brief discussion on documentary filmmaking following the screening of Opposite Field.
Rachelle Salnave is a filmmaker and a social entrepreneur who emphasizes on promoting film as a catalyst for social change. She is the creator of Ayiti Images, a traveling film series showcasing Haitian films and directors throughout South Florida.
The Coral Gables Art Cinema & the New York International Children’s Film Festival give a special thanks to everyone who came out to the 4th Annual 2016 Miami International Children's Film Festival! Check out the 2016 MICFF event calendar here.