In 1977, the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team prevailed over CSKA Moscow (known in the West as Red Army), a team that refused to play against Israel. Moments after this highly charged and historical win, Israeli-American basketball hero Tal Brody captured the heart of the nation when he famously said, "Israel is on the map, not just in sport, but in everything." The story of this triumph against all odds is told through the eyes of six American basketball players who joined Maccabi Tel Aviv.
"Fascinating" - LA TIMES
"This compelling sports tale seems bound for a Hollywood dramatization" - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"Wonderfully and Little-known story" - FILM JOURNAL
"A feel-good Cinderella story" - LA WEEKLY
"Sports Movie At Its Best" - THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Dani Menkin, Director
Dani Menkin is an Israeli filmmaker director, screenwriter and film producer.
Menkin's award winning film Dolphin Boy (2011) received international recognition and won several nominations and awards, the "Jury Mention Award" at the Jerusalem International Film Festival.
Menkin is a speaker at some distinguish panels in International Festivals around the world, as well as a juror and film instructor in American and Israelis universities.
Tal Brody, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Team Captain, 1977
Tal Brody is an American-Israeli former professional basketball player, and current Goodwill Ambassador of Israel. Brody was drafted # 12 in the National Basketball Association draft, but he chose to pass up an NBA career, to instead play basketball in Israel. Brody lives in Israel