Documentary part 1: Hanne Steinstø

Yaay, I’m finally done editing two thirds of the whole thing, but part two needs a final touch before I can upload it, so let’s start with the first one. It’s in Norwegian, but I am going to upload an English version asap. So stay tuned 🙂

Back in the days when I did track here in town myself, I always knew who Hanne was, but I never really knew her, if that makes sense? She’s a few years older than me, and since I was a jumper, and she a runner – our paths didn’t cross very often. From a distance, she seemed like this unstoppable, focused, determined person who wouldn’t let anything affect her. She’d run her 25 laps around the track, get her medal and never make a big fuzz about it.

When I asked her to be object of my documentary, I had no idea which direction it would take. But as I started interviewing her, I was surprised by her story. Her journey has not in any way been straight-forward. And now, I know that the biggest victories are sometimes the ones we can’t measure in minutes or seconds.

I feel honored to share her story with you:

Throughout the production, I realized that my equipment didn’t really hold its standards for a project of this caliber. I had to use some rather primitive methods for a number of the shots, and the audio is pretty terrible. Hopefully I’ll be able to afford a better microphone soon. Luckily, the actual story is the important thing here, so feel free to tell me what you think.

Bless you,
Maria Lavelle

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