A story about how a group of unattended orphans and children with various kinds of family issues—whose parents died early or divorced—participate the world-class baseball tournament striving to change their fate via baseball.
Under the guidance of a 70-year-old coach, a group of orphans and children with issues practice baseball in the suburbs in Beijing. MA Hu's joining breaks the tranquility of the team. He gangs with others to fight and scuffle, becoming a thorn in the team members and the coaches' flesh. A huge fire accident in Beijing cleansed the housing of people, and while their baseball field is ordered to move elsewhere in a limited time.
After half a year, the team is representing the Asian Pacific region to attend a world-class baseball tournament in the United States. Are they able to unite together, overcome many a difficulty and achieve their self-breakthrough? What will happen to the fate of these children in future?
Hui-jing XU was born in Shanxi in 1984, graduated from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts with a major in new media. From 2005 onwards, he has devoted himself to independent documentary filmmaking. XU has directed four films including Mothers, and been in charge of filming and editing of another three. Mothers has won two awards(both Special Mention) respectively in the 20th Sheffield International Documentary Festival and the 50th Chicago International Film Festival. It was also selected by the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and other occasions.
Yuan LIANG has been in the documentary industry for six years. She studied and lived in France for several years. She is proficient in French, English and Cantonese.
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