Tumbleweed Pictures presents a documentary about racism, segregation and civil rights in America, told through the lives of the Negro League baseball players.
Official Selection
Baseball Film Festival 
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Official Selection
Queen City Film Festival (NJ)
Hot Films in the Making
Roy W. Dean
Best Choice


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2022 is the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier. Join us in celebrating  the men and women who played alongside of Jackie and changed baseball & America.
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Directed by Lauren Meyer
Emmy Nominated Director

Where can I see the film?

The film is the centerpiece of an original Diversity, Equity & Inclusion program available to companies, communities, schools and organizations of all kinds.

The program includes the film and panel discussion. We connect the past to what's happening today. Additional resources provided.

Proven ROI to over 50 organizations and communities as a way to bring people together, amplify diverse voices, create a space for courageous conversations and inspire. 

"A league born out of exclusion would become one of this countries most inclusive entities." Bob Kendrick
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The Other Boys of Summer DEI program is available virtually, hybrid and in person (when safe).
Community Giveback program hosted by the NY Mets.
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Community program, downtown Detroit
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Hybrid program enjoyed by the AZ Diamondbacks,
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What people have said:

"Spartanburg will never be the same! The film was truly amazing! "

Luther Norman,  Youth Sports Bureau

"Thank you for putting together this film. It was truly an honor and a privilege to watch it and meet you.

Curtis Granderson - MLB player, (16 seasons), President of The Players Alliance

"A heartfelt home run!"

Vint Hartgrave  - The Coach & The Preacher Show

"I'm still on a high from the private screening of "The Other Boys of Summer" that our The NETwork National team held today...it was food for my soul."

Latya Taylor  - AT&T

"extraordinarily moving and shapes the first half of the 20th century expertly. I laughed, learned, and cried my way through it. I thoroughly enjoyed The Other Boys of Summer."

H. Michael Harvey - author of Freaknik Lawyer: A Memoir on the Craft of Resistance

"I’d highly recommend that other teams and communities consider this opportunity to share the Negro Leagues history and embark on a social and cultural conversation that’s more relevant today than ever."

Charley Frank, Executive Director, Reds Community Fund

"We are using storytelling to get us to understand each other’s stories and contributions. Highly recommend The Other Boys of Summer."

Anilu Vazquez-Ubarri - Partner, CHRO - TPG

"The film is also a story of hope:  of our nation struggling to become more of who we are meant to be united in our diversity."

Joe Marx, - Director, Program Communications & Partnerships - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

"This was my favorite program we've done since I've been here (over 9 years)"

Lauren P. - Director of Marketing - Bally Sports Detroit

"... weaves the black game into the story of segregation, and how that game fits into the larger story of what these players faced as they played their game as the "other boys of summer."
Dr. Lawrence Hogan , Author - The Forgotten History of African American Baseball.

The The Other Boys of Summer was an integral part of MLB's Diversity & Inclusion Activation "The Bridge" at the 2019 All Star Game. Press release available here.

Critically acclaimed film, narrated by the iconic Cicely Tyson. Features never-before-seen interviews with unsung civil rights trailblazers who played alongside of Jackie Robinson and changed the game and America forever. It's a triumphant story of passion and perseverance that resonates today. Through the lens of America's pastime it connects our history to today's headlines and explores what it's like to pursue your dreams in spite of your circumstances.

 A sample of organizations who have found the program valuable to their employees, students and community:

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