Skateistan: to live and skate Kabul

10 minutes

Ollies, kickflips and grinds: Afghan kids get passionate about skateboarding

The city of Kabul is often associated with conflict and misery, but recently a group of kids has used its war-torn ruins as the backdrop for a new obsession: skateboarding. This film follows the Skateistan project, an NGO that runs a skate park in Kabul, and offers lessons to local kids that want to learn how to skate. Remarkably, in a country where women are generally excluded from participating in sports, nearly 40% of the skaters are girls, and they more than hold their own on the city’s ramps and rails.

Director: Orlando von Einsiedel

Producer: Orlando von Einsiedel

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