Directed by Ernesto Perez Zambrano • Documentary • 2008 • 27 minutes
It's been a decade since the Federation of Cuban Women encouraged its members to form women's baseball teams. The call launched a movement that has seen women's teams spring up across the island - even as they face scorn and opposition from men who feel that women should not be playing what they see as a man's game.
'I had to choose between my boyfriend and baseball' says one of the women on the Havana team. 'I chose baseball.'
Major Leagues? follows the Havana team as they train and prepare for the annual March 8 Cup - the only official women's baseball tournament. Even at this all-female event, the women are expected to have their nails properly polished and their hair done 'with a feminine touch.' Slowly but surely, today's players are changing attitudes.