“On the Map” a Basket Full of Miracles

 

An apropos title for the film On the Map opens in several cities in Florida this weekend and it’s exciting, heartwarming and inspirational. Set in Israel following the Yom Kippur War, the documentary captures the serious issues of the people, the challenges before them and a team of basketball players that dig deep into their hearts for a chance to get their country recognized as nation in the eyes of the world. This is not an ordinary sports movie, but a historical tribute to the men who made it all happen some 40 years ago. Read more

“Linsanity” Gets Insainely Mind Boggling

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Here’s a very good documentary for all you sports fans and those who like a fine inspirational story.  It’s called Linsanity and follows the life of basketball player Jeremy Lin. The film is now available on DVD for the first time.

Lin grew up in a suburb of San Francisco called Palo Alto where he played basketball for his high school.  Although a cut above his teammates and his opponents he still had the stigma of being Asian in an American game.  With strong determination, fighting off racial slurs and bullying in the early years, Lin finally gets a chance to play college ball at Harvard.  Even at a college like Harvard that has a code of ethics, Lin had to deal with racism, more so than African Americans in the sport of Basketball. Read more