The Only Real Game

2014
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The Only Real Game
Not Rated Fork Films | Release Date: March 7, 2014
Summary: The Only Real Game explores the power of baseball for people in a troubled, distant place. The small, once princely state of Manipur joined the Indian Union under pressure in 1949 triggering a corrosive separatist conflict that continues to this day. With paltry infrastructure, widespread corruption and unemployment - it's an astonishingThe Only Real Game explores the power of baseball for people in a troubled, distant place. The small, once princely state of Manipur joined the Indian Union under pressure in 1949 triggering a corrosive separatist conflict that continues to this day. With paltry infrastructure, widespread corruption and unemployment - it's an astonishing place to find reservoirs of inner strength that are tapped in pursuit of baseball. Even more surprising in a deeply patriarchal society is that women are a driving cultural force. Though Manipur has been closed to the outside world for 60 years, baseball delivers release from daily struggles, and a dream for healing a wounded society. Dreams chase reality when First Pitch, a small group of baseball-loving New Yorkers, and two Major League Baseball Envoy coaches team up with Manipuri men, women and children to "Play Ball." Expand
Director: Mirra Bank
Genre(s): Sport, Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 82 min
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