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"An engrossing exploration on the meaning of tradition and the inevitability of change…. Every belly-slap, diaper-hitch, and thousand-pound tumble becomes a moment of beauty and grace."
—The Austin Chronicle
First Prize, Director's View Film Festival
SUMO EAST AND WEST
by Ferne Pearlstein and Robert Edwards
In recent years, the ancient art of sumo has witnessed an increasing number of foreigners rising to the top of its professional ranks. From Hawaii to Atlantic City, the experiences of American wrestlers provide an entertaining glimpse at the past, present and future of sumo, revealing how this former bastion of Japanese tradition is grappling with globalizing Western forces.
Produced in association with ITVS, PIC and CAAM
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