The concept of "family" in Latin culture
is everything; and we intend to explore this theme, not only with the young hopefuls, but also with our biggest baseball stars. We will see these tremendous athletes play ball for their American teams; and we'll visit their childhood homes, where most of them give back generously to their families, villages, towns, cities and countries.
Throughout our documentary special, we also intend to interweave baseball's exuberant history in the Caribbean, Latin America, and Mexico from the late 1800's to the present. The incredible stories of Baseball Hall of Fame legends like Roberto Clemente, Juan Marichal, Orlando Cepeda, and others will be featured prominently.
Latin American Locations
This ambitious documentary project will
be shot in Hi-Definition in countries including: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Mexico and the United States. Generous use of photographs and archival footage will illustrate history, giving the documentary a context from which to enjoy the personal and dramatic stories that unfold. The documentary will also contain plenty of contemporary sports action, music and movement.
We want our audience to see and understand the passionate drive that has fueled so many Latino players. El Béisbol is a documentary about overcoming great odds and about remarkable individuals who are cultural icons and heroes to millions of ardent fans.