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Jordan Presents - #RISEABOVE EXPECTATIONS: Iraqi Girl Falls In Love With Basketball

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The love for basketball can transcend societal constraints and hidebound tradition. That's the message behind a short film from Jordan Brand, entitled #RISEABOVE EXPECTATIONS, in which a young woman living in Iraq rises above expectations to become team captain of her college basketball team. Her name is Laylan, who describes herself simply as a basketball player. The film is interspersed with statements representing the old guard (a typical line: "Female sports should not be played in front of strangers"), while Laylan and her team can be seen playing in a gym, enjoying the pure love of sport and competition. Check out the video below, and look for three additional documentaries to release during each week in July.