In 2010 a documentary crew showed up at the World Yo-Yo Contest to film players and showcase the yo-yoing world like never before. What they have accomplished is astounding and is the first ‘real’ look into the competitive yo-yoing world.
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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 sport’s 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. It’s 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 “is not just about yo-yos, it’s about the world.”
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 film’s journey to understanding the main characters, the yo-yo community, and the world.
Available at a special price of $19.99 for the first 24 hours of release only! After that normal price is $24.99.