WORLD ON A STRING
Yo-Yos are not just nostalgic toys from a bygone era,
they are equipment for competitive sport and intricate art.
|WORLD ON A STRING follows members of the yo-yo community, focusing on four players, as they prepare, travel to, and experience the 2010 World Yo-Yo Contest. The contest is an international championship, drawing hundreds of contestants to compete, each player aiming to reach their sportís pinnacle of success: to be world champion.
WORLD ON A STRING is a high energy film that combines the most compelling elements of documentary favorites Spellbound and Dogtown and Z-Boys. While it portrays a contest with its drama, disappointment, and exhilaration, it is far more than just a competition. It is a story of a community that has created from scratch the rules and traditions that underlie a vibrant subculture. Itís a story of self-expression, loss, friendship, and coming of age set against the backdrop of a dramatic competition.
Through the experiences of four characters, viewers are brought into an international, quirky, lively world. Described by industry viewers as a 'pure joy to watch,' WORLD ON A STRING is the documentary film that leaves viewers feeling satisfied, enlightened, and motivated to follow their passions. As one industry professional put it, the film ďis not just about yo-yos, itís about the world.Ē
Interweaving intimate verite scenes, stylized interview footage, scenic yo-yo shoots, and compelling graphics, WORLD ON A STRING creates a unique, breathtaking visual style that brings viewers on the filmís journey to understanding the main characters, the yo-yo community, and the world.
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