For the first time, the full-length documentary featuring Skateistan will be available for online viewing. On Nov 13th 'Skateistan: Four Wheels and a Board in Kabul' will be released in the US on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu, and Xbox Live. The film also premieres in theatres this month in Hamburg (starting Nov.8th), Düsseldorf (starting Nov.13th), San Francisco, and will be released worldwide on DVD soon.
The thought-provoking documentary tells the story of how girls and boys in Kabul discover skateboarding and make it their own, bringing about the birth of the Afghan NGO Skateistan. ‘Skateistan: Four Wheels and a Board in Kabul’ also includes exclusive footage from a visit to the project by the first professional skateboarders to visit Afghanistan: Louisa Menke, Cairo Foster, Kenny Reed and Maysam Faraj.
The film is the winner of the 2011 Cinema for Peace Berlin award for Most Valuable Documentary, among other strong receptions at several International Film Festivals. This surprising story holds significance to skateboarders around the world, the international aid community, educators, and anyone curious about Afghan culture.
Now in our fifth year of operations, Skateistan is excited to have these stories from its beginnings to share with a worldwide audience. We hope the film will shed light on some of the daily realities of life for youth in Kabul, and on the ability of four wheels and a board to connect people across innumerable social divides.
More info: www.skateistanthemovie.com