University of Wisconsin–Madison

SEASSI Film Series: Mystic Ball

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2017-07-20 18:00 - 20:00

Mystic Ball follows filmmaker Greg Hamilton deep into the culture of Chinlone, the traditional sport of Myanmar 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. Greg documents his own journey with the pasttime, from amateur to respected player, as he explores the many differences between Chinlone and North American sports.

The film screening will be followed by a discussion and is free and open to the public.