ROLLER GIRLS BEIRUT
DIRECTOR / RENÉ ODGAARD - 2021 - 23 MIN.
Liverpool Film Festival, 2021
Madrid Film Awards, 2021
ARFF Berlin International Awards, 2021
Latitude Film Awards, 2021
It is hard to be angry or sad when you are on wheels, and that is exactly how Elisabeth rolls when she plays the aggressive contact sport Roller Derby. Through this sport Elisabeth has found something she has been missing in her life; a place with the freedom to be herself and the tomboy she has always been. A place to play rough, be sweaty and bruised and to discover that you can do much more than you think. Elisabeth has decided to share all of this with other women and therefore she goes to Beirut to start a Roller Derby team. This choice, though, is not without its challenges. In Beirut it is not normal for women to play sports and especially not physically rough sports on roller skates.
Director: René Odgaard
Producer: René Odgaard
Editor: René Odgaard
Sound: Troels Fløe Kristensen
Colorgrading: René Odgaard
Production company: Fusentast Film
Produced in collaboration with / with the support of:
Fusentast Film © 2021