Fifteen-year-old girls meet at one of the selection camps for the basketball National Team. They compete, but can they count on each other at the same time?
Selection camps for the basketball National Team of Poland are held several times a year. The best basketball players from all over the country are called up. The camps are intensive: – two or three trainings a day, interspersed with biological regeneration and lectures. The ability to be in a group, discipline and precise execution of the coaches’ orders: they know that this will determine who gets into the permanent squad of the Polish national team.
Each of the girls has the same goal – to show their best side and get noticed. However, this is not the only thing they have in common. The girls want to become professional basketball players, but they are first and foremost teenagers. They have their own worlds, hidden behind the doors of their rooms. They snack on sweets forbidden to them, record TikToks, and talk about crushes. There, they style their hair before practice, and tape their earrings with plasters so they don’t have to pull them out. They compete, but they know that no one will understand them as well as they understand each other.
Project is part of the Focus on Docs section.
Olga was born in Wrocław, Poland. She graduated from the faculty of Liberal Arts at the University of Warsaw and Wajda School where she made her first documentary short movie ‘Her Painting’. She was working in the TR Warszawa theater as an assistant of a streaming director. Currently working on her second short documentary about teenage professional basketball players.