A stirring story of sports, patriotism and personal growth, Heading Home charts the underdog journey of Israel’s national baseball team after years of defeat, finally ranking among the world’s best in 2017, eligible to play in the prestigious World Baseball Classic. 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, and never having set foot in Israel. As their “Mensch on a Bench” mascot tags along, the team does much soul-searching, discovering the pride of representing Israel on the world stage.
Followed by Q&A with director, Daniel A. Miller.
Co-sponsored by Congregation Agudath Sholom and HTG Investment Advisors, Inc.
Directed by Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller
and Jeremy Newberger
USA/Israel/Japan/South Korea, 2018
Documentary, 87 min.
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JEWISH ARTS & FILM FESTIVAL OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY