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Chinatown's Swagger Celebrated in New '9-Man' Documentary

9-MAN is a feature documentary about an isolated and exceptionally athletic Chinese-American sport that's much more than a pastime

Fast, gritty, and chaotic, 9-Man is an intensely athletic game played in the parking lots and back alleys of Chinatown since the 1930's. Born out of the segregated bachelor's societies created by the Chinese Exclusion Acts, 9-Man was a way for overworked laundrymen and restaurant workers to find fraternity and escape. Although the Chinese American community is better integrated into mainstream society and has more opportunities today, the game still offers Chinese American men a space to........ Read More