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Skateistan!

Docs May 30 2012

 

For many people, Afghanistan is the last country that springs to mind when skating is concerned. Especially female skating. But guess what? Skateistan –  the phattest stan country ever –  is changing that by teaching girls – and boys – how to rock a board.

In the first video, Afghani girls explain why they love skating so much! In the second, there’s some beautifully shot footage of everyday skating in Afghanistan. Don’t miss out on 12 year old Fazilla (4.00) who sells gum for a living and loves cruising on her board despite the negative reactions from people in the street including her dad.

SKATEISTAN: TO LIVE AND  SKATE KABULDiesel New 

As the wise Willie Hutch once said: ‘Don’t Let Nobody Tell You How to Do Your Thing‘! Unless they’re teaching you the basics, of course.

 

Skateistan!
By: Nathaniel M Cunningham www.nathanielmcunningham.com // On Vimeo
Directed by: Lara Lee
Featuring the Skateistan founder: Oliver Percovich// @ollieinkabu// http://skateistan.org// @skateistan

 

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Wi-Moto Nyoka
November 13 2013
3:35 pm

Amazing work.

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