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'This Is Not a Ball' spins art project into views of soccer
'This Is Not a Ball' spins art project into views of soccer

The soccer documentary "This Is Not a Ball" revolves around an art project by its co-director, Brazilian artist Vik Muniz, who creates artwork using unconventional materials like chocolate and sugar. Here he orchestrates two identical installations involving 20,000 soccer balls at Mexico City's Azteca stadium and Rio de Janeiro's favela Vidigal. Although the logistics of his project are indeed fascinating, the subject is a tough sell as a feature-length documentary. So Muniz trots around a dozen countries to expound on the topic of soccer from every angle imaginable: the scientific with Neil deGrasse Tyson, the professional with Brazilian star Marta Vieira da Silva, the...

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