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by Guðjón Ragnarsson


In 2015 a basketball team for girls was formed in Iceland. The coach was experienced, unconditional and constantly raised the bar. The girls were trained as leaders off the field and like professional athletes on the field. Early on they set their goal high, they would always compete with the best team, and with that ambition they were victorious both competing in girls' and boys' tournaments. Until they no longer were allowed to compete with the boys. This is a story of 8-13-year-old girls, who wanted to change the paradigm in women's basketball in Iceland. With great sacrifice, they faced the challenges they met.

international title: Raise the Bar
original title: Raise the Bar
country: Iceland
sales agent: CAT&Docs
year: 2021
genre: documentary
directed by: Guðjón Ragnarsson
film run: 70'
screenplay: Margrét Jónasdóttir, Guðjón Ragnarsson
cinematography by: Eiríkur Tómas Marshall, Guðjón Ragnarsson
film editing: Jakob Halldorsson, Ingibjörg Ásmundsdóttir
music: Ragnhildur Gísladóttir, Petur Jonsson
producer: Margrét Jónasdóttir
co-producer: Outi Rousu
executive producer: Þórhallur Gunnarsson, Hilmar Sigurðsson, Kjartan Thór Thórdarson
production: Sagafilm, Pystymetsä Oy

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