The Only Real Game

This film explores the power of baseball for people in a troubled, distant place. The small, once princely state of Manipur in embattled northeast India, counters gun violence, poverty, corruption, drug traffic, and HIV/AIDS with its surprising passion for our National Pastime. Manipur, which shares a porous border with Burma, joined the Indian Union under pressure in 1949, triggering a corrosive separatist conflict that continues to this day. For decades baseball has delivered release from daily struggles and a dream for healing this wounded society, as well as a way to connect to the wider world. This far away story brings us to the heart of the Great American Game or, as Babe Ruth dubbed it, "the only real game in the world."

- Synopsis provided by CinemaSource

Credits

Director:

  • Mirra Bank

Cast:

  • Melissa Leo

Producers:

  • Muriel Peters
  • Laine Valentino
  • Richard Brockman
  • Mirra Bank

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