In the Indian countryside, children wrestle in the soil, dreaming of joining the Akhada. Those who are accepted must leave friends and family behind. Upon entering the Akhada, they enter a brotherhood - one that transcends cultural and religious differences and draws energy from the conditioning of their bodies and minds.
Sam Nixon and Michael Casker have been close collaborators for the last ten years, and are both based in New York. Sam, originally from New Zealand, has spent the last twelve years working as a photographer and filmmaker. Michael is a director and DP who hails from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.