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RAISE THE BAR

Year 2021
Runtime 70 mins
Language Icelandic
Subtitles English Subtitles
Alberta Premiere
Availability
  • Online & In-Cinema
  • Availability: Sept. 23 - Oct. 3

Preceded by the short film: THE QUEEN OF BASKETBALL


WINNER OF 2021 telus audience choice award: generation next

In 2015, a girls basketball team was formed in Iceland by Brynjar Karl Sigurðsson, a coach who was experienced, unconventional, and constantly raising the bar. Early on, they set their goals high. They would always compete with the best team, and with that ambition, they were victorious competing in both girls and boys tournaments. That is, until they were no longer allowed to compete with the boys.

RAISE THE BAR is a story of eight 13-year-old girls who wanted to change the paradigm of women's basketball in Iceland, no matter the cost.

Countries

Iceland
Festivals
Hot Docs 2021
Director
Guðjón Ragnarsson
Executive Producer
Hilmar Sigurðsson, Kjartan Þór Þórðarson, Þórhallur Gunnarsson
Producer
Margrét Jónasdóttir
Cinematographer
Guðjón Ragnarsson, Tómas Marshall
Editor
Jakob Halldórsson, Ingibjörg Ásmundsdóttir
Music
Ragga Gísla, Pétur Jónsson