Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

The Jewish Experience


St. John's College FSK Auditorium Sun, Mar 24, 2019 12:30 PM
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Film Info
Section:Feature Documentary
Release Year:2018
Runtime:87 mins
Film Type:Jewish Experience Package
Genre:Jewish Experience
Production Country:USA/Isreal
Director:Seth Kramer
Daniel A. Miller
Jeremy Newberger
Produced By:Seth Kramer
Jonathan Mayo
Daniel A. Miller
Jeremy Newberger
Screenwriter:Daniel A. Miller
Cinematographer/DP:Nils Clauss
Editing By:Seth Kramer
Music By:Peter Rundquist


A team of Jewish baseball players takes on the world in this David-and-Goliath story of Israel’s national baseball team as it competes for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. After years of crushing defeats, Israel finally ranks among the world’s best in 2017. Its roster includes many Jewish-American major leaguers, most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, barely having set foot in Israel. Their odyssey takes them from the Holy Land, where they are hailed as modern-day Maccabees, to a tournament in South Korea where they must debunk their reputations as has-beens and wannabes. Over the course of the film, the players forge new relationships with the State of Israel, their Mensch on the Bench mascot ever-present, and they are pushed to unexpected heights as they represent the country on the world stage. (USA/Israel, 2018, 87 min., Documentary/Sports)