The Year of the Yao

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The Year of the Yao
Directed by
Produced by Adam Del Deo
Starring Yao Ming
Music by James L. Venable
Distributed by Fine Line Features
Release date
  • September 16, 2004 (2004-09-16) (TIFF)
Running time
88 minutes
Country United States
  • English
  • Mandarin

The Year of the Yao is a 2004 American documentary film telling the first year of basketball player Yao Ming in the United States. The film is narrated by his friend and former interpreter Colin Pine, who stayed with Yao during Yao's rookie year, and interpreted for him for three years.[1]


  1. ^ Zhu, Junwei (June 2, 2005). "小巨人告别"拐杖" 潘克伦:我的电话为姚明而开 "Yao Ming says goodbye to Colin Pine"" (in Chinese). Retrieved 2008-04-18.[dead link]

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