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RAISE THE BAR selected for Hot Docs

Gudjón Ragnarsson's documentary, Raise the Bar, has been selected to have its international premiere in the Changing Face of Europe program at the prestigious documentary film festival Hot Docs in Toronto. Hot Docs is North America‘s largest documentary festival and takes place from April 29 - May 9.

Raise the Bar follows a girls' basketball team who aims to break down cultural barriers. Their training program is intense and controversial, and they are led by an overqualified and unusual coach who constantly raises the bar. The team achieves remarkable results and the girls are becoming strong, independent, and are ready to change the world. But is the world ready?

The documentary is produced by Margrét Jónasdóttir for Sagafilm and coproduced by Outi Rousu for the Finnish production company Pystymetsä Oy. International sales are being handled by Cat&Docs. 

For further information about Hot Docs visit the festival's official website