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Jiàoliàn [Coach]

Produced by Jiang Xuan
A look into the CBA.
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Introducing Jiàoliàn [Coach]

Overview

Genre
Sports, Culture, Portrait, Foreign Worlds, and Contemporary Issues
Synopsis

Jiàoliàn [Coach] is a feature length documentary about 27 year-old Norman de Silva, who overnight finds himself head coach of the Chinese Basketball Association’s (CBA) Foshan Long Lions. In a move to make the CBA games more exciting and to enhance the training and development of local players, the CBA allows each team to contract up to two American players and an American coach. For Norman, China is an opportunity of a lifetime, but as he delves deeper into the lives of his players, he sees kids that have been put through exhausting and mundane daily routines for years to become model basketball players. In order to win, Norman has to help his players to fall in love with basketball again. Jiàoliàn [Coach] is a rare time-capsule of what it means to play basketball in China at a time where age-old eastern practices are clashing with new western methods.

Stage
in post-production
Running time
75 and 52 minutes

Credits

  • Esteban Arguello ... Director, Producer
  • Jiang Xuan ... Producer
  • Miranda Yousef ... Editor
  • Roy Bemelmans ... Composer
  • Scott Grossman ... Graphic Design
  • Giulia Caruso ... Co-Producer

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Quebracho Productions
Country
China
Years of Production
2012-2015
Locations
China, United States
Prod. Partners
Nonetheless Productions

Distribution Details

Distribution
We are currently running an Indiegogo campaign to raise finishing funds for the film and are looking into distribution options.
Language
English, Chinese
Subtitles
English

Photos

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