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On the Map

Pittsburgh Premiere | JFilm Audience Winner—Best Documentary
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.

Community Partners: JCC of Greater Pittsburgh, Maccabi USA

Director(s): Dani Menkin

Released: 2016

Country: Israel/USA

Length: 85 minutes

Language: English and Hebrew with subtitles