Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

Sunday, April 7th, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Rated PG (Coarse language; violence)

HEADING HOME charts the underdog journey of Israel’s national baseball team competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic.

A stirring story of sports, patriotism and personal growth, after years of defeat, Team Israel finally ranks among the world’s best in 2017, eligible to play in the prestigious international tournament. Their line-up included several Jewish American Major League players—Ike Davis, Josh Zeid and ex-Braves catcher Ryan Lavarnway—most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, and never having set foot in Israel. Their odyssey takes them from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem where they are greeted as heroes, to Seoul where they must debunk their has-been, wannabe reputations. As their “Mensch on a Bench” mascot tags along, the team does much soul-searching, discovering the pride of representing Israel on the world stage.

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Festivals and Awards

  • Winner: Audience Award, Best Documentary Feature - Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, 2018
  • Winner: Audience Award, Documentary - Washington Jewish Film Festival, 2018

Event Details

Film Info

Year 2018
Country USA, Israel, Japan, South Korea
Director Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, Jeremy Newberger
Cast Ike Davis
Runtime 85 min
Language English
Genre , ,