Skateistan – To live and skate in Kabul

17 Nov

Diesel New Voices presents a short film on Skateistan directed by Orlando von Einsiedel. Skateistan has emerged as Afghanistan’s first skateboarding school, and is dedicated to teaching both male and female students. It aims to build indoor and outdoor skateboarding facilities in which Afghan youth can come together to skateboard: here, they forge bonds that transcend social barriers. Here, they’re enabled to affect change on issues that are important to them. Skateistan strives to tell a positive story about Afghan youth, using global media platforms to send a message of hope, unity and peace.

[via Monster Children]

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