9-MAN uncovers an isolated and unique streetball tournament played by Chinese-Americans in the heart of Chinatowns across the USA and Canada. Largely undiscovered by the mainstream, the game is a gritty, athletic, chaotic urban treasure traditionally played in parking lots and back alleys. 9-Man grew in the 1930’s, at a time when anti-Chinese sentiment and laws forced restaurant workers and laundrymen to socialize exclusively amongst themselves. Today it’s a lasting connection to Chinatown for a dynamic community of men who know a different, more integrated world, but still fight to maintain autonomy and tradition.
This package contains the director's cut of the film with audio description for the blind and visually impaired (a voiceover to tell viewers what is happening visually on screen in between dialogue and sound) in stereo and mono options. If you are interested in digital extras and outtakes, please purchase our deluxe package instead. General audiences should purchase our standard or deluxe digital download as the audio description may be distracting.