AWARDS

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary:

2016 JCC Rochester International Jewish Film Festival

 

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary:

2016 Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

 

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary:

2016 Boston Jewish Film Festival

 

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary:

2016 Rutgers Jewish Film Festival

 

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary:

2017 Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival

 

Winner of the Audience Choice Award: 

2017 Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival

 

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary:

2017 Denver Jewish Film Festival 

 

Winner of the Audience Favorite Award:

2017 Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival in Cincinnati

 

Winner of the Audience Choice Award:

2017 Houston Jewish Film Festival 

 

Winner of the Audience Award:

2017 JFilm Festival: A Program of Film Pittsburgh

 

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary: 

The JCC Rockland 2017 Jewish Film Festival

 

Winner of the Best Documentary Award in China: 

The 2017 Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

 

ON THE MAP TRAILER 

ABOUT THE MOVIE

ON THE MAP tells the against-all-odds story of Maccabi Tel Aviv’s 1977 European Championship, which took place at a time when the Middle East was still reeling from the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the 1972 Olympic massacre at Munich, and the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight from Tel Aviv. Through the of lens of sports, ON THE MAP presents a much broader story of how one team captured the heart of a nation amidst domestic turmoil and the global machinations of the Cold War.

 

The film recounts how an underdog Israeli basketball team prevailed over a series of European basketball powers, including CSKA Moscow (known in the West as “Red Army”), a team that repeatedly refused to compete against Israeli competitors. Moments after this highly charged and historic win, Israeli-American basketball hero Tal Brody became an indelible part of a young country's history when he famously said, “Israel is ON THE MAP, not just in sport, but in everything.”

 

Told through the eyes of six American basketball players who joined Maccabi and helped the club defeat top teams from Spain, Italy and the Soviet Union, the film features interviews with basketball icon Bill Walton (who had a unique personal connection to Brody) and former NBA Commissioner David Stern.  ON THE MAP combines the pulse-pounding action of a high-stakes thriller with an incendiary political backdrop to deliver a film that will mesmerize basketball fans and captures the spirit of a nation triumphant against all odds.

 

ON THE MAP also features incisive interviews with, among others, Michael Oren, Israel's former Ambassador to the United States, and Natan Sharansky, a notable Israeli politician who spent years imprisoned in Soviet jails.

PRESS MATERIALS

“This compelling sports tale seems bound for a Hollywood dramatization.”

"Sports Movie At Its Best"

“Fascinating”

“Wonderfully unlikely and little-known story.”

"A feel-good Cinderella story!"

FILMMAKERS 

JON WEINBACH

PRODUCER

Executive Producer & Executive Vice-President of Mandalay Sports Media; Films include "Kareem: Minority of One," HBO: "Sole Man," ESPN “30for30”;  "The Other Dream Team," Lionsgate and 2012 Sundance Film Festival selection.

DANI MENKIN

WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER

A two times Israeli Academy Award winner. Dani Menkin's award winning narrative and documentary films include "Dolphin Boy," "39 Pounds of Love," and "Is That You?" His movies have been also sold world-wide including to Disney and HBO.

ORI EISEN 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER 

NANCY SPIELBERG

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Ori Eisen is a serial entrepreneur that dedicated his life to fighting online crime. 

In his spare time he volunteers at Thorn - Digital Defenders of Children, and runs his own non-profit Ball To All.

Producer of the award-winning film "Above and Beyond." She grew up surrounded by the film industry, where she worked on her brother Steven’s early films. Nancy served as a consultant on the Oscar-winning documentary "Chernobyl Heart," and is executive producer of "Elusive Justice: The Search for Nazi War Criminals," which aired nationally on PBS.

ROBERTA GROSSMAN

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

JULY HODARA

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Co-founder of Katahdin Productions; produced and directed "Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh," "Hava Nagila (The Movie)," and award-winning "Above and Beyond."

 July Hodara is a native of Lyon, France. While a senior in high school, July produced Hidden (2006), an American adaptation of French documentary Les Enfants Cachés (1998) about children who survived WWII hiding in France. July did her undergraduate studies in Political Economy at UC Berkeley. She then worked for the Simon Wiesenthal Center on developing a campus-inclusion video workshop. July is now associate producing documentaries at Katahdin Productions.  

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MAKE A DONATION

Help us stay ON THE MAP! 

 

Please join the team by supporting the distribution of On The Map and

be part of Dani Menkin's NEW film on Aulcie Perry! 

 

Make a TAX DEDUCTIBLE contribution to our 501c3 ON THE MAP FOUNDATION

and YOU CAN BE A PRODUCER IN OUR NEW FILM! 

Contact us to learn how it works. 

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$500 and up - Full-size poster signed by Director Dani Menkin

$1000 and up - Full-size poster signed by Director Dani Menkin and Tal Brody 

$1800 and up - Signed official Maccabi Tel Aviv ball signed by Tal Brody and Dani Menkin 

$25,000 -  Special Thank You credit in the donor section in Dani Menkin's new film on Aulcie Perry. 

 $50,000 - Associate Producer credit in Dani Menkin's new film on Aulcie Perry. 

$100,000 - Co-Producer credit in Dani Menkin's new film on Aulcie Perry. 

$150,000 - Co-Executive Producer credit in Dani Menkin's new film on Aulcie Perry. 

$300,000 - Executive Producer credit in Dani Menkin's new film on Aulcie Perry. 

$500,000 - Producer credit, shared with Dani Menkin in the film on Aulcie Perry.

 

 

On The Map Foundation is a fiscally sponsored project of The Giving Back Fund Inc., Tax ID 04-3367888, a not-for-profit corporation with federal tax-exempt status from the IRS under section 501(c)(3). 

 

 

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