A story of Indian female ice hockey players who play unbridled passion of life in the Himalayan desert.
In India which seems to be covered in the heat all the time, there are women who play their unbridled passion on the ice. Ice hockey is almost unheard of in India, but they have been fighting for their right to get on the ice in Ladakh at the height of 3,500 meters. The girls have been playing ice hockey for more than ten years, but the girls are still struggling to keep playing. In a society where girls and women were used to be excluded from the sports, men are insisting on their privilege to use the frozen pond, and women’s teams are suffering from the shortage of equipment and support. This film follows their struggle to uplift the stature of the women in India through sports. This is an empowering film that represents the hope for a better life, and that shares the story of the courageous women, full of passion, leading social change.
Gary produced a multi-awards winning documentaries including Planet of Snail(2011), Breathing Underwater(2016). His recent film Crossing Beyond(the Official 2018 Winter Olympics Film / Directed by YI Seung-jun) was invited to the BIFF and the Tokyo Int’l Film Festival. While producing In the Absence(DOC NYC 2018, Short Documentary Competition), Shadow Flowers’, and Touch the Colour, he is directing his first feature length film On High Ice. He also tutors at various documentary forums in Asia.
Naama Pyritz produced Inferno(2013), which was invited to a number of film festivals around the world, including Sydney Biennale, Rotterdam Film Festival and Berlinale. He was the producer for In My Room(2017), which was screened in the competition section at Docaviv. As of 2018, he is currently working on On High Ice, Army of Lovers, and The Adventures of Saul Bellow.