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Three talented Cuban athletes, who see baseball as the path to a better life in America, leave their families and risk exile to train in Costa Rica. They try to land a lucrative contract with Major League Baseball while dealing with the ulterior motives of seedy sports agents, the whims of MLB scouts, and the multi-step immigration process, including a perilous journey through Central America to finally reach the United States. This nail-biting and eye-opening documentary is a powerful true story about the physical and psychological challenges immigrants face in pursuing the American dream.



Presented by Mary Ellen Iwata

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    84 minutes
  • Language
    Spanish, English
  • Country
    United States, Cuba, Costa Rica
  • Director
    Michael Gassert, Sami Khan
  • Screenwriter
    Michael Gassert, Sami Khan
  • Producer
    Michael Gassert, Sami Khan, Jonathan Miller
  • Cast
    Victor Baró, Carlos O. González, Happy Oliveros
  • Cinematographer
    Michael Gassert, Jonathan Miller
  • Editor
    Mark Becker, Carla Gutierrez
  • Composer
    Billy Libby, Saul Simon MacWilliams