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SKATEISTAN - A board and four wheels in Kabul

First Co-Educational Skateboarding School in Kabul-Afghanistan

Videos

A teaser shot on the first trip to kabul
www.skateistanthemovie.com

Overview

Genre
Social Issues, Foreign Worlds, and Docutainment
Synopsis

In 2007, OLIVER PERCOVICH and SHARNA NOLAN arrived in Kabul with little more than a couple of skateboards. In a country where children make up more than half the population, Ollie and Sharna soon discovered that their boards drew in local children like an unstoppable magnetic force. After beginning regular skateboarding sessions in an abandoned Russian fountain in the district of Mekroyan, a group of local boys began to join them. Then came the girls. These initial sessions, informal at first, eventually led to the foundation of Skateistan, Afghanistan’s first co-educational skateboard school. This is Skateistan's story.

Stage
finished
Running time
93 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Features while U wait
Country
United States
Years of Production
2009-2010
Locations
Kabul - Afghanistan
Prod. Partners
Rene Kock

Distribution Details

Release year
2011
Festivals
Planned for hopefully Sundance and Berlinale
Awards
in the making
Distribution
non yet
Language
English Dari Pashtu German
Subtitles
English

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