SKATEISTAN: FOUR WHEELS AND A BOARD IN KABUL

TO LIVE AND SKATE IN KABUL

By Kai SEHR

DEFILM - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2011

In Kabul, a city torn by more than thirty years of war, a couple of Australian aid workers accidentally discover the surprising power of the skateboard to connect with young Afghans of different genders, ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kai SEHR
    • Writer(s)
    • Nadia HENNRICH
    • Producer(s)
    • Rene KOCK (Features While-U-Wait), Ken MEYER (Defilm)
    • Synopsis
    • In Kabul, a city torn by more than thirty years of war, a couple of Australian aid workers accidentally discover the surprising power of the skateboard to connect with young Afghans of different genders, ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds. Documenting the ambitious efforts of Skateistan, Afghanistan’s first and only co-educational skateboard school, the film journeys deep into the lives of Afghanistan’s urban youth with surprising and uplifting results.
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