Revolution Presents a Screening of:
Skateistan: Four Wheels and a Board in Kabul
Revolution Woodstock, Cape Town
Find out all the details on the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/658288030874253/658288640874192/
Changing the lives of Afghan youth through Skateboarding – a feature documentary about Afghanistan, Skateboarding and the people who started Skateistan.
SKATEISTAN – Four Wheels and a Board in Kabul:
In Kabul, torn by more than thirty years of war, a couple of Australian aid workers 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 only co-educational skateboard school, the film journeys into the lives of Afghanistan’s urban youth with surprising results.
It also captures exclusive footage when an international group of professional skateboarders, including Holland’s Louisa Menke, America’s Cairo Foster and Kenny Reed, and Syria’s Maysam Faraj visit Kabul to work with Skateistan’s kids and to explore the city for interesting skate spots. We see Kabul through the eyes of these pro’s and share their emotions when they first encounter Kabul’s street kids. We’re with Louisa when she experiences the challenges to being a female skating in an Islamic world – but we also capture the joy when Skateistan’s kids and the pro’s skate the streets and landmarks of Kabul together.