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PITCH OF DREAMS! CRICKET IN AMERICA

Directed by ROHIT KULKARNI
USA, 2009, 40 min, NY Premiere
Documentary Film

English

Saturday, November 13 @ 12:30 PM @ SVA Silas Theatre
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Synopsis

 
One of the World’s most popular sports had a good run in the United States before being overshadowed by the all-American sport of baseball. Cricket originated in England and travelled to all British Colonies including the United States. Soldiers in the continental Army played it, Washington’s troops played it, and it was a popular sport before the civil war. This documentary explores the unique and fascinating history of a sport that once enjoyed success in this country for well over 200 years. Today, there are signs of a nascent revival. Immigrants from cricket playing nations have brought their passion for the sport to their adopted country. By some estimates, nearly 200,000 cricket players can be found in professional leagues across the States. We meet young Americans determined to succeed in a game that is fairly unknown to their countrymen. We also witness how lovers of the sport juggle full-time jobs and their passion.

Director Rohit Kulkarni:

Based in Washington DC, Rohit started his professional career almost a decade ago. He assisted on a number of film projects and documentaries before directing corporate films, promotional films, and videos. A full-time international news producer in DC, he has been involved in producing news segments, reports, breaking news, long and short fomat programming for the South Asian audience. His first independent documentary, Pitch of Dreams! Is the result of his love for sport mixed with his passion for film making.

   
 

  
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