The Other Dream Team The Other Dream Team

Thursday 14 November 2013 8:30PM The Other Dream Team

After leading the USSR to a gold medal (and victory over the USA) at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Sarunas Marciulionis and Arvydas Sabonis were poster boys for their oppressor's sports machine. Four years later, after the fall of the Soviet Union, they emerged as symbols of democracy, helping their country break free from the shackles of Communism and willing newly independent Lithuania to the medal stand at the Barcelona Olympics. The Other Dream Team documents the Lithuanians' experiences behind the Iron Curtain for 50 years, where elite athletes were subjected to brutalities of Communist rule. As they hid from KGB agents and feared for their lives, Lithuania's basketball stars always shared a common goal--to utilize their athletic gifts to help free their country.

  • Country: Lithuania
  • Director: Marius A. Markevicius
  • Cast: Sarunas Marciulionis, Arvydas Sabonis, David Remnick, Jim Lampley, Bill Walton, Mickey Hart
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Language: English, Lithuanian
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Release Date: 2012

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Awards and Festivals

  • PGA Awards 2013: Nominated, Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures
  • Sundance Film Festival 2012: Nominated, Grand Jury Prize
  • Dallas International Film Festival 2012
  • International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) 2013