Skateistan: Four Wheels and a Board in Kabul
Skateistan: Four Wheels and a Board in Kabul
Summer Showcase
(Afghanistan, 2011, 95 mins)
In English, Dari and German with English subtitles
Directed By: Kai Sehr
Executive Producer: Ken Meyer
Producer: Rene Kock
Screenwriter: Nadia Soraya Hennrich
Cinematographer: Ralf K. Dobrick
Editor: Nadia Soraya Hennrich
Featuring: Oliver Percovich, Sharna Nolan, Mirwais Ahmad, Andreas Schtzenberger
Music: Rex Faraday
This astonishing documentary reveals a side of Afghanistan weve never seen before, as skateboarding transforms the lives of young people in Kabul.

When young Australian activists introduce the sportone of the few that girls are allowed to playthe results are amazing. Rich girls and poor street kids skate side-by-side, as the empty fountain where the kids practice their ollies and kickflips becomes a place where youngsters of all sects, religions and genders come together. But the activists efforts to raise money for a permanent indoor skatepark encounter resistance from corrupt politicians and skeptical locals, and lurking in the background is the always-present threat of Taliban violence.

Screening Schedule
Fri, Jun 17th 10:20pm
Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE 13
Mon, Jun 20th 10:10pm
Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE 13
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