SKATEISTAN: FOUR WHEELS AND A BOARD IN KABUL
Film - Open Air | Grind! Slide! Skate! Filmfest 2016

SKATEISTAN: FOUR WHEELS AND A BOARD IN KABUL

Directed by Kai Sehr

Info

Director: Kai Sehr
Section: Open Air | Grind! Slide! Skate!
Country: USA
Year: 2011
PT: SKATEISTAN: EIN BRETT MIT VIER RÄDERN IN KABUL
Language: English
Version: Original version
Cast: Cairo Foster, Louisa Menke, Kenny Reed, Maysam Faraj
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Logline

SKATEISTAN: FOUR WHEELS AND A BOARD IN KABUL

Oliver Percovich and Sharna Nolan arrive in Kabul with little more than a couple of skateboards. In a country where children constitute more than half the population, they soon discover their boards draw local children like a magnet. After beginning regular skateboarding sessions in an abandoned fountain, one of the few smooth surfaces in Kabul, local boys and girls from the streets start to join them on a daily basis. These initial encounters, informal at first, eventually lead to the foundation of Skateistan, Afghanistan’s first co-educational skateboarding school. The film tells Skateistan’s story and how a group of amateur and pro skaters bridge ethnic, religious and socio-economic barriers to bring hope to the children of a war-torn country – with the help of four wheels and a board.

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Meet the director

SKATEISTAN: FOUR WHEELS AND A BOARD IN KABUL

Kai Sehr

Kai Sehr grew up in Germany, skating and listening to punk rock. He shot his first short film in 1993, and began studying directing at AFI in Los Angeles in 1995. He has also shot music videos and commercials.

Credits

Screenplay: Nadia Hennrich
Director of Photography: Kalle Dobrick
Film Editor: Nadia Hennrich
Composer: Rex Faraday, Malte Hagemeister,Kristian Nord
Sound: Rafael Maryska
Producer: Rene Kock
Production Company: Features While-U-Wait LLC
Co-Producer: Oliver Percovich
World Sales: Features While-U-Wait LLC