In an effort to find the true meaning of the age old art of throwing sneakers on powerlines, director Matthew Bate embarked on a worldwide journey reaching out to people from all corners of the globe to help solve the mystery. Created using an online phone message bank and thousands of donated images, video, phoned-in theories, vlogs and animations, Bate follows the evolution of this intrepid folk-art to its earliest origins all the way to the modern interpretations. Enjoy ‘The Mystery of Flying Kicks’ available now in its entirety below, and don’t forget to keep your local powerlines laced. Even powerlines need to look fly sometimes.

The Mystery of Flying Kicks from Closer Productions on Vimeo.