Film and TV

The Only Real Game Looks at Baseball in India, to Debut in Scottsdale on March 7

It's that time of year when everyone in Phoenix has baseball on the brain, but, oddly enough, America's favorite pastime is also big in an Indian state called Manipur. If you're like us, you've probably never heard of Manipur, let alone know that it's full of baseball lovers. But that's exactly what director Mirra Bank set out to tell the world in The Only Real Game.

Her new documentary follows a group of Manipuris who have kept the game alive in the country since it arrived there during World War II. Despite differences in culture, baseball, in its essence, means pretty much the same thing to Manipuris as it does Americans.

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Heather Hoch is a music, food, and arts writer based in Tucson. She enjoys soup, scotch, Electric Light Orchestra, and walking her dog, Frodo.
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