Through the Fire (2005 film)

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Through the Fire
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Directed by Jonathan Hock
Produced by Jonathan Hock
Philip A. Aromando
Diane Houslin
Christopher Kenneally
Asha Rubin
Starring Sebastian Telfair
Music by Pete Miser
Duncan Sheik
Cinematography Alastair Christopher
Edited by Sam Citron
Steven Pilgrim
Distributed by ESPN
Cinema Libre Studio
Crosstown Releasing
Release date
  • April 21, 2005 (2005-04-21)(Tribeca Film Festival)
  • February 10, 2006 (2006-02-10)(United States)
Running time
103 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Through the Fire is a 2005 documentary film. The film focuses on Sebastian Telfair as he goes through his senior year at Abraham Lincoln High School in New York City. Throughout the film, Sebastian is faced with the choice between college in Louisville or making the jump from high school to the NBA.

Sebastian Telfair American basketball player

Sebastian Telfair is a retired American professional basketball player who last played for the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). Telfair was the 13th overall pick in the 2004 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers out of Abraham Lincoln High School. He had committed to the University of Louisville and head coach Rick Pitino during his senior year, but decided to turn professional instead. Telfair is the cousin of former NBA player Stephon Marbury.

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Since the age of nine, Sebastian Telfair has been a well known player on the basketball courts in his hometown of Brooklyn. Now entering his senior year of high school, Sebastian is determined to get his team, the Lincoln Railsplitters, to their third straight PSAL championship title. He is also faced with the decision to either attend The University of Louisville or make the jump from high school to the NBA in order to provide for his family and get them out of the projects of New York City. Telfair's environment also plays a big part in his life. He deals with a death and having the entire neighborhood depending on him to be next in the line of great New York point guards.

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Point guard basketball position

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