Crossover takes you on a fast-breaking journey into the 70-year old phenomenon of the Japanese American basketball leagues.
Established in the 1930s when opportunities to play competitive sports were limited, today the leagues are stronger than ever with over 20,000 players organized in innumerable leagues each of which have numerous organizations, divisions, teams and tournaments.
Now faced with a vastly different social profile, CROSSOVER looks at the many sides of the so-called ethnicity rules and the geographically dispersed and ethnically diffused Japanese American communities in addition to the “family, friends, and fun” that the leagues have bolstered through the decades.
Featuring: John Wooden, Rex Walters
Director: Justin Lin
Produced by the Japanese American National Museum's Frank H. Watase Media Arts Center