9-MAN

2014 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Ursula Liang, editor Michelle Chang, in person Paul Chin and Patrick

Played since the 1930s, 9-Man, a variant of volleyball, was developed by Chinese immigrants to America as both an athletic pastime and a social outlet in a time of widespread anti-Chinese sentiment, discrimination and segregation. Ursula Liang’s film traces the game’s fascinating history as a backdrop to the present-day national championship, in which Asian-American players, now fully integrated into mainstream North American culture, defy stereotypes about Asian masculinity and athleticism even as they connect to their heritage.

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Jock Docs

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Official Site: http://www.9-man.com
On Twitter: 9mandoc
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/9mandoc
Director: URSULA LIANG
Producer: Ursula Liang
Cinematographer: Ursula Liang
Editor: Michelle Chang
Music: Scott
Running Time: 89
Language: English, Chinese
Country: USA
Year: 2014