A feature documentary about the mighty history and uncertain future of baseball in Panamá, and those who are trying to save it.
At a time when so many Latin-American nations are exporting countless major league baseball stars, Panama - the first in the region to play the game - has been unable to follow suit. Fulbright Scholar and Documentary Filmmaker Eric Soussanin explores the rich history of a nation that has spent nearly 160 years playing baseball, and uncovers the decline that took Panama from a baseball powerhouse to a has-been on the world stage in his feature-length documentary.
Writer/Producer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor: Eric Soussanin "(Heaven's Hands: The Kaz Morimoto Story")
Producer: David Mandel ("Pasadena," "Drift," "Mulligan")
About the Production:
"I spent a year living in Panama researching the history of the sport. What began as strictly an historical documentary quickly lead to some startling discoveries: A nation’s baseball in crisis; under-funded little leagues; and baseball being used as a political tool in Panama. Consequently, a grassroots 'baseball revolution' was underway in Panama, led by two former major leaguers, Omar Moreno and Olmedo Saenz. As a die-hard baseball fan, I knew fans around the world would want to see how these players were working to rescue the game in their country." - David Mendel
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