Hanna Heilborn, Sweden, 2015

27 min.Documentary

Swedish cheerleader Ruth has been selected for the competing team within the club 'Twisters'. She loves cheerleading for its physical demands and great team spirit, but struggles with prejudices toward her sport. Ruth's family is ambivalent towards her choice of sport, but fully support her on her way to the national championships. A series of 6 documentary films about talented kids who are dedicated to their sport at a serious level.

Through a child's perspective, each film tells exciting, dramatic and engaging real life stories from the world of sport with all the challenges it may bring, looking at the kid's relationships and issues like parental pressure, sacrifices, friendship and gender related issues. Shot in Japan, Russia, South Africa, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Ruth
Danish title Ruth
Other titles Sport Kids, Twisters
Part of Sport Kids
Director Hanna Heilborn
Producer Malin Hübner
Director of Photography Ania Winiarska
Editor Svein Olav Sandem
Composer Jonas Colstrup
Production country Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Production company Story AB
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut
International sales
Online release 23.11.2015
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Story AB
Co-production Final Cut for Real ApS, Sant & Usant
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
In collaboration with ARTE, DR, NRK
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut


Direction Hanna Heilborn


Producer Malin Hübner
Co-producer Monica Hellström
Co-producer Anita Rehoff Larsen
Executive producer Tobias Janson


Cinematographer Ania Winiarska


Editor Svein Olav Sandem


Composer Jonas Colstrup

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