Curaçao Little League Baseball Teams Star in Documentary


Filmmaker Keith Aumont’s award-winning documentary “Boys of Summer,” about the tenacious and resilient Little League baseball teams from Curaçao, can be seen online as part of the “AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange” public television series, from March 10-16, 2014.

“Boys of Summer” is the final film in the AfroPoP series that follows the hard work and rewarding efforts of the Curaçao Little League team, which has competed in the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania. The teams from the tiny Caribbean island have competed at the Little League World Series for a seven consecutive years. With team manager Vernon Isabella at the helm, the players learn about baseball, hard work, overcoming obstacles and continually display national pride on their road to the championship series.

“Boys of Summer” is the first feature-length work for Aumont, who produces films, television programs, commercials and videos through his Putty Division media firm. He is the winner of the Latin American Film Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary for “Boys of Summer” and has also who won awards for his short films.

AfroPop, hosted by popular Hollywood/television actor Anthony Mackie, is presented by the National Black Programming Consortium and American Public Television.  AfroPoP continues to air on public television stations around the country. Viewers may check their local listings for air dates and stations.

For more information on AfroPoP, visit or more on the “Boys of Summer,” visit

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