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Skateistan: Four Wheels and a Board in Kabul (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary | April 2011 (USA)
Inspired by Skateistan, Afghanistan's first skateboarding school, this emotional feature-length documentary is a journey deep into the lives of Afghanistan's urban youth. It chronicles the ... See full summary »

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Kai Sehr

Writer:

Nadia Soraya Hennrich Kock (as Nadia Hennrich)
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Credited cast:
Mirwais Ahmas Mirwais Ahmas ... Himself
Asheesh Bhalla Asheesh Bhalla ... Himself
Maysam Faraj Maysam Faraj ... Himself
Cairo Foster Cairo Foster ... Himself
Max Henninger Max Henninger ... Himself
Louisa Menke Louisa Menke ... Herself
Mirwais Moshen Mirwais Moshen ... Himself
Ferooz Nawroz Ferooz Nawroz ... Himself
Sharna Nolan Sharna Nolan ... Herself
Oliver Percovich Oliver Percovich ... Himself
Shams Razi Shams Razi ... Himself
Kenny Reed Kenny Reed ... Himself
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Inspired by Skateistan, Afghanistan's first skateboarding school, this emotional feature-length documentary is a journey deep into the lives of Afghanistan's urban youth. It chronicles the efforts of a grass-roots organization to build the first skate hall in Kabul, follows the first international crew of pro skaters on their visit to Afghanistan, and tells a tale of the irrepressible hope found within a nation's children. Written by Rene Kock

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Germany | USA

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English

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April 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Kabul, Afghanistan

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€1,500,000 (estimated)
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Heart Warming Glimpse!
8 March 2011 | by gaby-26See all my reviews

Important Movie! I loved to see Afghanistan a different way than what has been shown us the last 10 years or maybe even longer! This movie is a heart opener for anyone interested in Youth, Skateboarding or Afghanistan! It gives a good view into the lives of children and teenagers in general but also the teen girls, who shall not be seen skateboarding in public when they reach teenage age. The Australian main figure is a great candidate to be watching as he goes through the limits of being a western and having the desire to help the country in a very unconventional way. I enjoyed watching Cairo Foster, Louisa Menke and the other two experiencing the country, going through thoughts and views about the middle east and coming to own results. There is also a German ramp builder introduced which I adored, watching him work with the kids was one of the highlights for me!


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