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Exclusive: Baseball Is A Garden Of Survival In Clip From Doc NYC Film ‘Opposite Field’

Exclusive: Baseball Is A Garden Of Survival In Clip From Doc NYC Film 'Opposite Field'

While baseball has become a multi-million and billion dollar sport both in the United States and countries around the world, the “Field Of Dreams” aphorism (slightly tweaked for our purposes) still remains true: “If you build it, they will come.” And in the forthcoming documentary “Opposite Field,” the diamond is the place where opportunities for a better future lie.

Directed by Jay Shapiro, for the three years the filmmaker followed Ugandan coach George Mukhobe, a mentor to young baseball players, who pursues the dream to lead the first African team into the Little League World Series. But as you’ll see in this exclusive clip, Mukhobe sees the sport as much more than just a route to making his place in history — it’s an opportunity to change his life, and the lives of those around him.

“Opposite Field” screens at DOC NYC this week. Watch below.

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