Skateistan

Skateistan

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Dec 26, 2010
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SKATEISTAN: TO LIVE AND SKATE KABUL from Diesel New Voices on Vimeo.

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.

In 2009 Architecture for Humanity and Nike Inc. helped to fund the Skateistan center in Afghanistan.

Film by Orlando Von Einsiedel