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Friday - 09/04/2015
11:00 AM - Filmrauschpalast 
Special Screening for School Classes - in attendance of the film team
12 years and above
Documentary / HAVANA CURVEBALL / USA / 2014 / Language: English / 55 Min.
Director: Marcia Jarmel, Ken Schneider
Producer: Marcia Jarmel, Ken Schneider
Cinematographer: Roberto Chile, Andy Black, Vicente Franco
Editor: Ken Schneider, Bill Weber
Music: Will Storkson
Cast: Mica Schneider-Jarmel, Ken Schneider

Mica is a classic young teen. Enthusiastic. Idealistic. Dreaming baseball. At 13, he is studying for his Bar Mitzvah, the Jewish coming of age ritual. He takes to heart his Rabbi’s requirement to help “heal the world.” Imagining himself a savior of sorts, he launches a grand plan to send baseballs to less fortunate kids in Latin America. Narrowing his focus, he lights on Cuba, a country with a mysterious pull. He knows only that Cubans lack resources and love baseball like he does. Many of their star players have defected to play in the U.S. professional leagues. He also knows that Cuba gave his grandpa refuge during the Holocaust.
Enthusiastically collecting bats, mitts and balls, he never considers that his good intentions might not be enough. Facing the obstacles the U.S. embargo throws in his way, he squares off against the complexity of the adult world and must decide how far to follow his dream.

Mica and his father Ken Schneider, who also directed the film, will attend the screening and talk to the young audience about their experience. Actress Eva-Maria Schneider-Reuter will translate the English dialogue live and moderate the discussion afterwards.

Gefördert mit Mitteln aus dem Aktionsfonds (AF1) des Quartiersmanagement Moabit Ost.