Filmmaker Jeff Zimbalist to Screen Documentary on Crime and Sports in Colombia at UMass Amherst

February 10, 2011

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AMHERST, Mass. - "The Two Escobars," a film exploring the intersection of sports and crime in Colombia, is being shown Thursday, Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge of the Student Union at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Northampton native Jeff Zimbalist, who made the film with his brother Michael, will participate in a question-and-answer session following the screening.

"The Two Escobars" was produced as part of ESPN’s "30 for 30" documentary series and has been shown at festivals all over the world. With a focus on the 1994 World Cup, the documentary investigates the secret marriage between crime and sports in Colombia through the stories of Andres Escobar, the captain of his country’s national team, and the infamous drug baron Pablo Escobar.

The event is presented by the UMass Amherst journalism program with a gift from alumna Elisa Thomas.