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“Talking Through Their Riveting Documentary.”


Meet the ‘Killer Bees,’ the high school basketball team that symbolize the untold story of race, income inequality and gentrification in The Hamptons
Ben and Orson Cummings talk us through their riveting documentary on the sports team

By Gregory Wakeman

Published : July 24, 2018 Updated : July 25, 2018

Photo by Hilary McHone

The Hamptons is the home to some of the wealthiest individuals and most expensive pieces of real estate in the country.

But, amidst all of the glitz and glamour of the various villages and hamlets dotted across the region, is the Bridgehampton boys basketball team known as the Killer Bees, who have won nine state championships, an amount that is second only to Mount Vernon in New York.

The Killer Bees have come to symbolize much more than the joy of victory and the despair of defeat, though. Instead, their success and the struggle to keep their school open represents the untold story of race, inequality and gentrification in the Hamptons.

That made the Killer Bees the perfect fodder for a documentary. The directing team of Ben and Orson Cummings have created just that with “Killer Bees,” which I had recently had the honor to talk to the pair about, and they had plenty to say on the joys of basketball and what the team have come to mean.

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