Documentary | English and Tibetan w/ English subtitles | DVD
Director: Ruby Yang
Subjects: Documentary, Tibet
On any given day on the vast Tibetan Plateau, you will find nomads herding their yaks and sheep, and monks reciting their mantras. You will also find them playing one of their favorite sports — basketball.
Makeshift courts are found in nearly every village. Next to traditional horseback riding, basketball has become a way for young men to work off their aggression and channel their energy. With the introduction of televised NBA games, the nomads of Ritoma have a new strategy for their court game. And when a proper coach arrives from the United States, slam-dunk becomes their new mantra.
A new tournament has been announced, the first in their region. Can they put together a team that’s good enough to take the part? Might they even be able to win?