"Aulcie" tells the inspiring story of Aulcie Perry, a basketball legend who led Maccabi Tel Aviv to an upset win in the European Championship. During the summer of 1976, Aulcie Perry was spotted by a scout for Maccabi Tel Aviv while playing at the Rucker courts in Harlem and was quickly signed to play for their fledgling team. The Israeli players immediately responded to Aulcie's leadership and that year they had what one Sports Illustrated writer described as "the most extraordinary season in its remarkable history" and what Perry later called "the best nine months of my life." In 1977, Perry helped the team to its first European Championship, a prize they took four years later again under his leadership. After the season, to the surprise of many, Aulcie Perry converted to Judaism, adopted the Hebrew name Elisha Ben Avraham, and became an Israeli citizen. This inspiring film tells the story of this remarkable athlete who captured the spirit of a nation, triumphant and victorious against all odds, and put Israel on the map.

Miami Jewish Film Festival

Director, Producer, Writer      Dani Menkin

Executive Producers               Nancy Spielberg

                                                  Jon Weinbach

                                                   Ori Eisen

                                                   Mirit Eisen

                                                   Lati Grobman

                                                   Christa Campbell

Directors of Photography        Jessy Newman

                                                    Mark Levy 

                                                    Ronan Mayo

                                                    Itai Raziel

Editor                                         Drew Lahat

Animator                                   Assaf Zellner

Sound Design & Mix                 Philippe Gozlan

Location Sound                        Shimshon Yanai

Music                                         Chris Gubisch

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