Winner - Audience Award
—Chicago International Documentary Festival

Winner - Audience Award for Best Canadian Feature Film
—Vancouver International Film Festival

Winner - Special Jury Award for Best Canadian Feature
& 2nd Place - Audience Award
—Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival

Winner - Audience Award for Best Feature Film
—Whistler Film Festival

Honorable Mention
—Sport Movies & TV Festival, Italy

"In this uplifting documentary, a Canadian man journeys deep into the little known culture of Myanmar (Burma) and its traditional sport, Chinlone. Wonderfully crafted, Hamilton has made a film of striking visual imagery"
—Hubert Davis (Oscar nominee), Canadian Spectrum Programmer, Hot Docs

"In his lovely first film, director Greg Hamilton details his introduction to chinlone in Myanmar and the circumstances that led to him becoming the game's first foreign star."  
—Jason Anderson, Eye Weekly

"...the beautiful photography...and the passionate attention to the mechanics of the game are the stuff any sports enthusiast can appreciate."  
—Guy Dixon, The Globe and Mail

" exceptionally compelling look into a game that, in its zone, dissolves hostility and creates an environment of peace."
—James Wegg,

Listen to Interviews and Reviews

CBC Radio Canada, "Sounds Like Canada" interviews Greg Hamilton
CKLN FM Radio, "Frameline" reviews Mystic Ball


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