The Other Dream Team

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  • Director – Marius A. Markevičius
  • Producer – Marius A. Markevičius, Jon Weinbach
  • Editing – Dan Marks
  • Duration – 89 min.
  • Year –  2012
  • Country – Lithuania

Description:

The Other Dream Team is a documentary film directed by Marius A. Markevičius. It covers the inspirational story of the 1992 Lithuania national basketball team and their journey to the bronze medal at the Summer Olympics in Barcelona. The film not only looks at the Lithuanian team but also at the broader historical events. The fall of the Soviet Union allowed Lithuania to reestablish its independence and enter the Olympics as an independent country. After 50 years of Soviet oppression, the Lithuanian basketball team was a symbol of hope and liberation. The film includes interviews with many famous basketball figures such as Arvydas Sabonis, David Stern, Jim Lampley, Bill Walton and Šarūnas Marčiulionis. The title is an allusion to the Dream Team, the first American Olympic basketball team to feature active NBA players.

Screening on: 15/05 - 20:00 - Rustaveli 3

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