Bounce: How the Ball Taught the World to Play
From Brazilian favelas to dusty Congolese villages, from neolithic Scottish isles to modern soccer pitches, Bounce explores the little-known origins of our favorite sports. The film crosses time, languages and continents to discover how the ball has staked its claim on our lives and fueled our passion to compete. Equal parts science, history and cultural essay, Bounce removes us from the scandals and commercialism of today's sports world to uncover the true reasons we play ball, helping us reclaim our universal connection to the games we love.
Official Selection, 2015 SXSW Film Festival
Official Selection, 2015 Doc NYC Film Festival
Official Selection, 2015 Docutah Film Festival
Winner, 2015 Northeast Film Festival, New Jersey, Best Documentary
Official Selection, 2015 Boston Independent Film Festival
Official Selection, 2015 Raindance Film Festival
Winner 2015 Rio Sportmovies International Festival, Best Documentary
-Audrey Sumser, School Library Journal, Starred Review
- P. Hall, Video Librarian
"Every image is gorgeous, every story is fascinating, and it all leads to one thing - we are a people who need to play."
- Bears Fonte, AMFM Magazine
"A SXSW must-see film...Far-reaching and meaningful. This film is a whole new ballgame."
- Charles Trapunski, Scene Creek
"This globe-trotting chronicle goes beyond the expected...Amazing cinematography."
-Norm Schrager, Meet in the Lobby