Havana Curveball [Trailer]

Produced by: Dir. Marcia Jarmel, Ken Schneider Exec. Prod. Marc Smolowitz | Documentary | 2015 | USA | 3:44



Mica is a classic teen. Enthusiastic. Idealistic. Dreaming baseball. At 13, he is studying of his Bar Mitzvah, the Jewish coming of age ritual. An earnest kid, he takes to heart his Rabbi's requirement to help 'heal the world.' Imagining himself savior of sorts, he launches a grand plan to send baseballs to Cuba, a country with a mysterious pull. He knows only that Cubans love baseball and have few resources,and that they saved his grandpa's life. On a hunch, his filmmaker parents pick up their camera. They know the U.S. embargo of Cuba, and the complications of growing up, will throw him a curveball.