The Embassy of Japan in the Kingdom of Bahrain, in cooperation with Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities BACA, will hold the Japan Film Festival 2019, supported by the Japan Foundation.


Drama depicting the anguish and hopes of people living in an age of turmoil, based on a real-life Japanese-Canadian baseball team in pre-war Canada. In the early 1900s, Japanese who immigrated to Canada were greeted by the harsh reality of grueling labor, discrimination, and poverty. There, the fighting spirit demonstrated by the Japanese-Canadian baseball team called the Vancouver Asahi, brought a ray of hope to people's lives.