Barnefilmfestivalen April 2530 2023

Raise the Bar

Icelandic documentary about old gender roles

In 2015 a basketball team for girls was formed in Iceland. Their training regime is gruelling and controversial. The coach is overqualified, he has high expectations and is constantly raising the bar. Soon the girls are totally dominant against their peers. When they are no longer allowed to play against the boys, suddenly it becomes so much more than basketball. 

The film is available on VGTV in Norway 

Tickets

Wednesday 27. April
kl. 17:30
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Thursday 28. April
kl. 11:30
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Trailer

Country
Iceland
Language
Icelandic
Subtitles
Norwegian
Censorship
9+
School
Classes 5-7, Classes 8-10
Original title
Hækkum rána
Director
Gudjon Ragnarsson
Year
2021
Category
Documentary
Duration
1t 10m
Genere
Drama, Documentary

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