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Profile of one of baseball's true pioneers. 89 and going strong, Cuban native broke the color and cultural barriers in 1951 in Chicago.
166 backers pledged $20,744 to help bring this project to life.

Exclusive preview of new footage

First, huge thanks to every one of you who made it possible for us to get this close to the finish line. As I looked through the list of friends, Sox fans, Minnie Minoso connections, and some of you who just appeared, I continue to marvel at how meaningful the extent and feelings behind the outpouring of support.

We've been able to enrich the documentary with archival materials that will help make it more fun, more entertaining, and a better historical document about and with Minnie. As we continue to screen and edit the more than 30 hours we have shot with him, it becomes clearer how important and overlooked he has been...and what wonderful human being he is.

Today, we're pleased to show you a few minutes that nobody else has seen and would love to get your feedback.

Enjoy it and please know how important this process and your contribution to it has been.


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    1. Creator Michael Caplan on August 1, 2012

      Thanks for this little slice of Minnie, Tom.

    2. Creator Thea Flaum on August 1, 2012

      It broke my heart to watch Minnie talk about his color--over and over and over. We forget what a vicious big-deal color was not so long ago -- even for a superstar. Great stuff...and important.

    3. Creator Paul Schoenwetter on July 30, 2012

      Thanks for the sneak peek. Interesting little segment that I'm sure is indicative of a very thoughtful film that touches on many issues reflected by Minnie's life.

    4. Creator thomas weinberg on July 30, 2012

      Thanks, Peter. It's important to get your feedback...we're pleased that all the work of doing the subtitles enhances it for you (as it does for us!). --Tom and Joel

    5. Creator Peter Gary Crawford on July 30, 2012

      Love the idea of putting Minnie's words in writing on the screen. Everyone loves Minnie, but sometimes it is hard to understand him and using that font size, and font color over the dark backgrounds was brilliant.
      I also like the reference to the area around 51st Street. I hope there are more local references in this film, be it in Cuba, on the road or elsewhere. That makes this doc personal to all of us and for that, we thank you!!!