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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – With the Miami Heat set to begin their 2014-15 season on Wednesday night at the American Airlines Arena, the team has done something special to get fans ready for a new Heat journey.

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The Heat will be debuting a special film that shows the strong connection between the Miami Heat franchise, its fans and the region of South Florida.

The world premiere of “Heat Nation” will debut on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. and will be available online at

According to the Heat, its “a short film that acknowledges and embraces the Miami Heat fan base, players and organization and recognizes them collectively as a nation…a people united under one flag.”

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The film is over five minutes long and is intended by the Heat “to serve as the cornerstone of the Heat Nation campaign.”

Two award-winning Miami natives collaborated on the short film. Director Gil Green of 305Films and producer Infamous, who also composed the film’s original musical score. The film is narrated by former Heat player and fan favorite Alonzo Mourning.

Along with the online debut, “Heat Nation” will also be shown during the pre-game festivities at the American Airlines Arena prior to the beginning of the Heat’s home opener on Wednesday night against the Washington Wizards.

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