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Film Details
Running Time:84
Director:Sami Khan
Michael Gassert
Executive Producer:Marco Vicini
Alex Brouwer
Sonia Villanueva de Brouwer
Phil Hoelting
Writer:Sami Khan
Producer:Jonathan Miller
Sami Khan
Michael Gassert
Editor:Carla Gutierrez
Mark Becker
Daniela I. Quiroz
Cinematographer:Jonathan Miller
Michael Gassert
Composer:Saul Simon MacWilliams
Billy Libby
Publicist:42 West
Sales Agent:UTA
Event Years:2020
Festival Section:Jock Docs
Spotlight on Canada
Film Genres:International
Latinx/Latin American
Sports & Games
Spotlight on Canada
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Three talented Cuban athletes leave their families and homes behind as they set off in pursuit of the ultimate dream: a contract with Major League Baseball. They travel to Costa Rica and train under a seedy sports agent who dangles promises while exploiting their talents. As they navigate immigration and the ulterior motives of handlers, each man finds an unexpected path forward to a better life.

Watch an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Directors Sami Khan & Michael Gassert and Editor Carla Gutierrez.

DOC NYC Live event: Thursday, Nov. 19 at 2 ET on Facebook Live-Filmmakers Sami Khan (Oscar-nominated for St. Louis Superman) and Michael Gassert discuss the journey of Cuban baseball players with dreams of playing in the major leagues. They will be joined by film subjects Reynaldo “Happy” Oliveros, Victor Ernesto Baró, and Roberto Muñoz.