About the Film

Basketball legend, Aulcie Perry, led Maccabi Tel Aviv to an upset win in the European Championship in 1977 and again four years later. Aulcie was spotted by a scout for Maccabi Tel Aviv during the summer of 1976 in Harlem and was quickly signed to play for their fledgling team. The Israeli players immediately responded to Aulcie's leadership. To the surprise of many, Aulcie Perry converted to Judaism and became an Israeli citizen. Recounting both the highs and lows, this inspiring film tells the story of a remarkable athlete who captured the spirit of a nation, triumphant and victorious against all odds.


Monday, May 6, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Dessert reception to follow


Location: Thalian Hall. 


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Film Details

Dani Menkin


Running Time

75 minutes



Israel & U.S.



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The Wilmington Jewish Film Festival, in association with the Wilmington United Jewish Appeal and with the support of other community groups, is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization whose mission is, through the screening of excellent films with Jewish content, to promote a deeper understanding of Jewish history and contemporary Jewish culture. We hope to inspire appreciation for the various forms of Jewish identity and to foster a warm sense of community.

We also wish to celebrate our heritage with the general public as we offer the larger community a forum for discussion, debate, and education on the range of Jewish experiences and themes portrayed in the films we screen.

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