3Below Sat, Mar 16, 2019 12:30 PM
3Below Sun, Mar 17, 2019 3:05 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Rating:Not Rated
Additional Info
Production Country:Hong Kong
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ruby Yang
Producer:Ruby Yang
Music:Brian Keane
Cinematographer:Hoi Ki Ivan Law
Mike Mak
Editor:Ruby Yang


Taking a local basketball tournament to new heights.

Few recreational opportunities exist for the nomadic people of Tibet, but basketball has become the pastime of choice for the young men who have learned the game by watching NBA games on TV when taking a break from their traditional work of herding yaks. When a former college basketball coach from the US forms a team with these men who are long on athleticism and enthusiasm, but short on strategic skills, he puts a an audacious plan into action: organize a basketball tournament among eight local teams. This beautifully told documentary, created by Oscar-winning filmmaker Ruby Yang, will make you believe that anything can be accomplished, no matter how remote the chances of success. - Shari Clare

Preceded by the short film: Into the Plains; dir. Chandler Ryd; Length: 24 min; Country: USA

Sponsored by Applied Materials Foundation, SamTrans, and Caltrain

Included Shorts

Into the Plains (25min) More