In 1977, Israel was a country in need of a miracle. The Yom Kippur War, the tragedy at the Munich Olympics and rampant inflation had left a heavy weight on the Israeli psyche. When the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team—comprised of Israeli players and former NBA talents—suddenly blossomed, it gave the country a reason to smile again. Their run at the European Championship Tournament united Israel, as the young team defied the odds. This triumphant, well-crafted documentary retells this exciting time, when Israel was suddenly “on the map!”
Audience Award for Best Documentary –Boston, Denver, and Palm Beach Jewish Film Festivals
“On the Map will prove fascinating even to non-sports buffs.” Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
“A feel-good Cinderella story…” Michael Nordine, LA Weekly
Manor Theatre screening sponsored by Zionist Organization of America – Pittsburgh District
Hollywood Theater screening sponsored by South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh.
Directed by Dani Menkin, Director. Length: 85 minutes
Language: English and Hebrew with subtitles