Skateistan: To Live and Skate Kabul, by Orlando Von Einsiedel

Orlando Von Einsiedel

Commissioned this award-winning short film by Orlando Von Einsiedel as part of Dazed’s Diesel New Voices programme to fund young documentary filmmakers. “Skateistan: To Live And Skate Kabul is a beautifully shot film that
 follows the lives of a group of young skateboarders in Afghanistan. Operating against the backdrop of war and bleak prospects, the Skateistan charity project is the world’s first co-educational skateboarding school, where a team of international volunteers work with girls and boys between the ages of 5 and 17, an age group largely untouched by other aid programmes.”

From Wikipedia: “The multi-award winning documentary film has received over a million hits online and has been the official selection at a number of top film festivals across the world including Sundance 2011, SXSW 2011, Sheffield Doc/Fest 2010, One World 2011, Santa Cruz 2011 and The London Short Film Festival 2011. Awards to date include: Best Documentary LA Skate Film Festival, Best Documentary Portable Film Festival, Best Editing Underwire Film Festival, Best Cultural Film Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, Finalist Fuji Film Shorts 2011.”


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