Mystic Ball

1 hr, 23 mins2010

Mystic Ball follows filmmaker Greg Hamilton deep into the culture of Chinlone, the traditional sport of Myanmar (formerly Burma) in Southeast Asia. Chinlone encompasses elements of sport, dance and meditation. Primarily non-competitive but certainly as strenuous as any competitive ball sport, Chinlone does not focus on losing or winning, but on how beautifully one plays the game.

Chinlone combines the explosiveness of martial arts with the elegance of ballet, featuring acrobatic foot skills that will dazzle any soccer fan. Mystic Ball provides an eye-opening view inside the closed Burmese society that can no longer hide the wondrous nature of its people and its culture.