Hækkum rána
Guðjón Ragnarsson, IS, 2021
70 min., OmeU

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.



To mark the International Day of the Girl Child, the United Nations Information Service (UNIS), in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Iceland to the United Nations (Vienna), this human world film festival and Top Kino, cordially invites you to the Ciné-ONU Vienna screening of the documentary “Raise the Bar”.


Lisa Zderadicka: Austrian National Basketball Team Player
Nikola Staritz: Expert on Anti-discrimination, Manager Erasmus+ project “Let the girls play”, fairplay-VIDC (tbc)
Georgia Dimitropoulou: Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Martin Nesirky: Director, United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna (Moderator)

Admission free | Limited Seating |REGISTRATION REQUIRED |2.5G rules apply | Facial mask is required
Register by sending an email to unis.vienna@un.org by 7 October 2021.

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