A documentary about the fighting men and boys of rural myanmar
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In the jungles of eastern Myanmar the children grow up worshiping a different kind of sports idol. Here the ancient fighting art of Lethwei rules supreme, a brutal sport of nine limbs that attracts only the most ferocious fighters outside of its native country.
This new documentary goes where no other film crew has ventured before, into the heart of Myanmar's impoverished rural villages to find the true Lethwei that survived even as the country around it was dominated by outside forces and military oppression.
We reveal the lives of the men who gained national recognition as masters of this bloody path, and follow the poverty-stricken youngsters who hope to emulate their success and stand on the top of a pile that encompasses a thousand years of history.