We’ve all seen it, some of you might have even done it, but one thing that we can all agree on is that there seems to be no one specific, defining reason as to why anyone does it, or what it stands for. We’re talking about sneakers on telephone/power lines, and from suburbs to major cities, they’re everywhere. Decades of flying kicks have failed to yield a common source as to why or when it started, but this documentary sheds some light on the world wide phenomena and what it means. Made in part by director Matthew Bate and Closer Productions, this short documentary is truly an interesting piece.

Murder, sex, drugs, art, politics… sneakers hanging on telephone lines have become a powerful urban symbol, inspiring genesis theories both hilarious and sinister. In an effort to get to the truth once and for all we asked the people of earth to help us solve this mystery. Using an on-line call out and a phone message bank, this documentary was made entirely from donated photographs, phoned-in theories, video, vlogs, and animation.

Third World Born Chicagoan pursuing all things pursuable. Follow me on IG: @oscar_castillo


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