Narrated by James Earl Jones and winner of national and international awards, this documentary features interviews with baseball Hall of Famers Satchel Paige, James ‘Cool Papa’ Bell, Buck Leonard, Judy Johnson, Monte Irvin and Ray Dandridge. Praised by the national press, this compelling film chronicles the rich history of the Negro Baseball Leagues that flourished before Jackie Robinson integrated the major leagues in 1947. The exploits of these talented athletes and the times when baseball was a segregated sport are vividly brought to life. There Was Always Sun Shining Someplace contains rare historical footage showing the ballplayers as they traveled the backroads of America, the Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America. It is an unforgettable journey. (Read more...)

“A compelling narration by American actor James Earl Jones.” Voice of America
“It is the most factual and interesting portrayal of the Negro Leagues that I have ever seen.” Monte Irvin, Baseball Hall of Famer
“Lovely. The old Negro Baseball Leagues produced legends. It’s satisfying to know that once, there were giants in the land.”John Curry, The New York Times
“A sentimental portrait. This is bona fide social history being spun.” Fred Rothenberg, Associated Press
“There are so many delicious stories told, some funny, some now terribly sad. You’ll be delighted.” Murray Frymer, San Jose Mercury News
View some of the awards There Was Always Sun Shining Someplace received

Awards recived by There Was Always Sun Shining Someplace.

  • Best Film - National Educational Film Festival
  • Finalist - American Film Festival
  • Award for Excellence - The Chicago Film Festival
  • Silver Award - New England Film Festival
  • Special Distinction - The Toronto Film Festival
  • Best Historical Documentary - USA Film Festival
  • Special Screening - Smithsonian Inst Div of Community Life
  • Silver Award - Philafilm
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