(SPOT.ph) Taking things to the extreme is nothing new to Filipinos—in practically every possible context. Home Game, a new Netflix documentary series, explores this fact by taking a deep look into one of our most dangerous sports: deep-sea freediving. The docuseries features a total of eight extreme sports—one of which is our penchant for deep-sea diving with practically no equipment—from different corners of the globe, delving into the whys and hows of each unique tradition and their communities. It lands on the streaming platform on June 26.
Free diving in the Philippines has a long history. The third episode of the series will take a look at how it has become an integral part of life for many in our country, and how diving without oxygen truly pushes the limits of the human mind and body.
Other episodes in the series will take you across the globe to places such as Florence, Italy, where they take on the nearly 500-year-old tradition of Calcio Storico, a brutal mix of martial arts and Rugby minus the rules.
Other sports include Makepung Lampit, a tradition found only on Bali's Jembrana region, where speedsters race on pimped-out local carabaos. In India, the centuries-old Pelwhani may soon be opened up to women as well.
Home Game tackles the story behind each traditional—and extreme—sport. It focuses on the aspects of "Competition. Tradition. Honor." as the show's tagline declares. Don't forget to mark your calendars for June 26 as this deep dive isn't something you'd want to miss!
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