TV Series

THE BALL is a 5 episodes documentary series for television (with a 72 minutes feature version) that explores mankind’s most simple and perfect game. Way before the invention of football as we know it, the ball has been kicked around the globe by many different cultures. Travelling through Myanmar, Thailand, Germany, Ireland and Brazil, each 15-minute episode celebrates the beauty and history of traditional games in contrasting societies.


Created & directed by: Estevão Ciavatta and Fernando Acquarone.
Photography by: Gustavo Habda
Narrated by: Gilberto Gil
Produced by: Susana Campos

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