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Ghost Town to Havana

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Year of participation 2017
Program Non-competition Programs

Ghost Town to Havana
Producer(s) Eugene Corr, Roberto “Chile” Perez, Gary Weinberg
Director(s) Eugene Corr, Roberto “Chile” Perez
Script Eugene Corr
Director of Photography Roberto “Chile” Perez
Music by Greg Landau, Camilo Landau, Vission Latina, One Drop Scott, The Jamming Nachos
Sound Philip Perkins
Edit Gary Weinberg, Matthew Baldwin
Production company(-ies) Playtwo Pictures
 

Synopsis

A life rampant, street level story of mentorship and everyday heroism in tough circumstances. An inner city coach's son, estranged in his youth from his father, spends five years on ball fields in inner city Oakland and Havana, following the lives of two extraordinary youth baseball coaches, Roscoe in Oakland and Nicolas in Havana. The coaches meet on videotape and two years of red tape later, Coach Roscoe and nine Oakland players travel to Havana to play Coach Nicolas' team. For one week, the players and coaches eat, dance, swim, argue and play baseball together. But when the parent of an Oakland player is murdered back home, it brings back the inescapable reality and challenges of life in an American inner city.

Awards
Audience Award, Sebastopol Doc FF, Basel Shehade Award, Syracuse IFF, Grand Festival Award - Best Cross Cultural Documentary, Berkeley Video FF,  Best Documentary, Big Water FF, Ashland, USA.

 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
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