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Havana Curveball
A heart-warming coming-of-age story about an ordinary American teenager who faces extraordinary challenges when he sets his heart on donating baseball equipment to young Cuban players—an act of thanks to the country that gave his grandfather refuge during the Holocaust. Takes viewers on a deeply felt journey that shows just how complex it can be to do a simple good deed. Best Documentary: Boston International Kids Festival Children's Film Festival Seattle Special Jury Award: Olympia International Film Festival (Greece) Best of 2014, School Library Journal 56 minutes. CC. Subtitled in Spanish and English. OWN THE DVD AND FIND OTHER RESOURCES AT http://www.patchworksfilms.net/havana-curveball. ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| “Great film, real baseball, tremendously authentic! — Orlando Cepeda, San Francisco Giants, Hall of Fame “The beautiful interlacing of cultural traditions and baseball’s appeal make this an inspiring tale. — Robin Levin, School Library Journal “Paints a realistic and refreshing picture of one young man’s journey to give back, and the challenges he encounters along the way. It is in times of discomfort and challenge that our greatest lessons are learned. — Eliza Pesuit, Executive Director, Global Glimpse “The viewer....quickly learns how a relentlessly punitive foreign policy trumps the good intentions of an ordinary citizen. This is an excellent film not only for classes on Cuba or U.S. foreign policy but also for anyone planning social action or community service. — Holly Ackerman, Ph.D, Duke University Libraries