Children, for all agesChildren's Film

Raise the Bar

“They’re only girls” attitude is hindering the success of an Icelandic basketball team. Together with their coach, the team is fighting against society’s norms and tries to get permission to play against boys’ teams. However, neither the girls’ parents nor the world is ready for radical statements, which sparks fierce discussion.

Coach Karl Brynjar’s unusual and intensive training program is continuously raising the bar, but not only for the energetic girls. Brynjar is experienced in the worldwide basketball industry, which supports the growth of these independent and powerful girls and their achievements.


International Day for Tolerance event
Tue 16 Nov 19.00 Studio | Producer Outi Rousu present at the screening

Sun 21 Nov 12.00 Studio | Children's Film Competition winner screening


71 min
Tekstitys: suomi
Kieli: islanti

Iceland – Finland 2021
Original Title: Hækkum rána
Directed by: Guðjón Ragnarsson
Screenplay: Margrét Jónasdóttir, Guðjón Ragnarsson
Cinematography: Guðjón Ragnarsson, Tómas Marshall
Editing: Jakob Halldórsson, Ingibjörg Ásmundsdóttir
Music: Ragnhildur Gísladóttir
Cast: Brynjar Karl Sigurðsson
Production: Margrét Jónasdóttir, Outi Rousu | Saga Film,,; Pystymetsä,,


documentary, basket ball, equality, girl power, prejudices