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 (pictured below), 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 above, and look for three additional documentaries to release during each week in July.