24 min., Czech Republic
director: Kateřina Hager
cinematography: Aleš Hart, Kateřina Hager
editor: František Týmal
sound: Ivan Horák
executive producers: Kateřina Hager, Tariq Hager
They are seventeen and basketball is their passion. Basketball is reflected in their muscles, thinking and language. Dunk, ankle, box-out, pick n' roll... - unless you're an insider, you just won´t understand their world; the sacrifices and disappointments, the thrill and joys that populate their daily life.
The documentary film FALCONS FLY! provides a unique peek into the life of an elite team of young Czech basketball players who play for Prague Falcons (Sokol Pražský). The club competes at the highest national level in all youth categories. This documentary follows the Under 17 age category from when, against all odds, they qualify for the Final Four Czech Basketball Championship in the spring of 2022. The film documents the extremely demanding training of the team and the dramatic matches during the Championship itself. The documentary also captures the values and goals of the young athletes who find themselves right on the cusp between childhood and adulthood. The iron discipline and determination seen on screen serve as inspiration to all.