Road To The Big Leagues

Road To The Big Leagues

By Jared Goodman

Synopsis

The Dominican baseball movie Road To The Big Leagues focuses primarly on the importance of baseball in the Dominican Republic. Baseball in the Dominican Republic is not just a game. For many Dominicans the long, competitive road to a professional baseball career is one of the few viable alternatives to a life of poverty. RUMBO A LAS GRANDES LIGAS (ROAD TO THE BIG LEAGUES) introduces you to the young men who embark on this odyssey and shows you first hand the pressure and joy that go along with it. Through the eyes of local kids playing with pebbles to the perspective of Dominican major league stars David Ortiz and Vladimir Guerrero, this documentary reveals a side of 'America's Game' that few have ever seen before. The Dominican baseball movie Road To The Big Leagues is a must see.
United States, Dominican Republic 53 minutes 2008 English, Spanish
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Festivals
  • Independent Film Festival of Boston 2007 (Boston, United States)
  • Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival 2007 (Los Angeles, California)
  • New York Latino International Film Festival 2007 (New York, United States)

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