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219 SKATEISTAN - A board and four wheels in Kabul
First Co-Educational Skateboarding School in Kabul-Afghanistan


Video: A teaser shot on the first trip to kabul

www.skateistanthemovie.com

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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

Nadia Hennrich ... Editor & Coproducer

Production Details

Prod. Co.

Features while U wait

Country

United States

Production years

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